Arduino + Music

Part of CreateWorld 2016

Matt Gray

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects. This session will take you through using Arduino as the basis for various music projects.

We will cover MIDI interfaces and how to code an Arduino to be the bridge between your instrument and the real world. You’ll learn how to either take input from the physical world and turn that into music, or how to play music and have that affect real world objects.

Hardware requirements will be covered, so you will learn what you might need to purchase to get started.

We will also go through some of the cool music related projects that the Arduino community has put together.


Matt is a long time Arduino tinkerer, electronics messer-upper, and sometimes music mangler.