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Optical Guitar Pickup

Exhibit Code: GLE-G020
Zone: Engineering Park
Location: James E. Gleason Hall (GLE/009)
Time: All Day
Appropriate for all ages? Yes

Do you like music? Guitars? Infrared LEDs? If you do, stop by our exhibit where we show how infrared LEDs are used as a guitar pickup! Our team created a pickup to track string vibrations on a guitar using infrared LEDs over magnets. The benefits to an infrared pickup are less noise and no dampening effect, or magnetic pull on the strings. Special thanks to our sponsors and project advisers, Matt Chabot and Holden Sandlar of Rodinia Solutions, Dr. Patru, David Malanga, and Harold Paschal.

Anthony Copeland, Timothy Sunnerberg, Joshua Albert, Garrett Coletti


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