Flaming guitar hero

[Chris Marion] knew he wanted to play with fire, or more accurately with fireball spewing valves, but he need a good project in which he could use them. Inspiration finally struck and he built this controller that matches fireballs to the fret buttons on a Guitar Hero controller. There’s quite a lot that goes into this but we think that he hit a home run. The basic components are a manifold with electronically actuated valves, another manifold for the pilot lights, and a modified Guitar Hero controller.

To interface the controller he used an Arduino along with [Bill Porter’s] PS2 library to read signals from the buttons. But the real labor intensive part of the build came with the manifold. There’s a hardware store’s worth of fittings and flexible copper pipe that go into that assembly. In the end this all came together in just one week.

[Thanks Bill]

17 thoughts on “Flaming guitar hero

  1. I wonder if you could use some form of a whistle tip to change the sounds produced by the gas as it exits…

    And strangly, that makes me think of musical farts. More specifically, the scene from Family Guy where Peter has a rousing game of battleshits with Michael Moore. Could be worth looking into this.

  2. That is too awesome…

    They had something similar (maybe a bit more polished) at burning man where people could play infront of a projector screen / big sound system

  3. less pressure in the main regulator would make for balls of fire instead of streams and they wouldn’t run together.

    still awesome

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