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Which is the worlds sexiest and awesomest instrument? yes, the keytar. But
what if you want special features on it and are to cheap to buy one of ebay?
That is what I am. Cheap and special, that is why I made my own.

Hardware and costs.

1x Fatar keyboard 30eur (
2x 500mm SoftPot 25.95 usd (
1x iDuino 17.82 usd (
1x battery stepup thingy (sparkfun)
cables + connectors + wood and such 200 sek, so about a 1000 sek.


I cant be botherd to do them right now, but they are not that advance.


This is easy, here it is




Final thoughts.

16 thoughts on “DIY-tar

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  2. Hi Johan,

    Can I design a casing for your keytar? I just watched your DIYtar video and naturally being an industrial designer, I just think that your keytar could be a little more pretty (no offence!). It is suchh a great instrument and I really envy you for being able to create an instrument that I have always wanted to own…

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