[Evilsigntist] combined an old cornet with an old PS2 guitar hero controller to produce the Trumpet Hero. The fragile looking conglomeration really brings a smile to our faces. Just make sure the instrument has already seen the end of its days before drilling holes to mount the various parts.
In the image above you can see that the three valve buttons have been painted to correspond to frets on the original guitar controller. The orange and blue frets are positioned for the left hand to operate. There seems to be a couple of different version because there is a diagram showing a mute in the bell that can be twisted for whammy bar input, but that’s not shown here. Strumming is accomplished by blowing through the mouthpiece, but as you can see in the video after the break, no buzzing is necessary.
Using actual instruments as game inputs is a lot of fun. We always think back to the flute and drum set controllers for Rock Band.
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this can make a nice april 1 joke. that activison make a new game trumpet hero
but it is a cool idee to use real insrument as your controller
Haha thanks for running this! I just did a short open dork presentation with the trumpet (cornet) seen above, and another converted horn at Dorkbot SF tonight. They both have star power functions, and whammy bars, also the orange and blue buttons are accessible with left hand.
haha thanks for posting this! I just did a short open dork presentation at dorkbotSF tonight, with two trumpet heros. They both have star power functions and whammy bars, and you can actuate the orange and blue buttons with the left hand.
Is there any way you can send a step by step of this? I would live to do this for my band director
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