13th Feb: Talk & Performance @ eLuminate, Cambridge


Light seamlessly crosses both Art and Science, and the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival is a celebration of the infinite possibilities created by this intersection.

e-Luminate Cambridge is a contemporary arts festival for a city at the forefront of scientific and technological research. Our event offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to discover the richness and diversity of Cambridge’s iconic buildings and public spaces in a new light.

Light collides with the imagination of participants, connecting science, technology and arts through a series of installations, activities, talks and concerts.

Game of Thrones Remix on NESKeytar

Full explanation of the NESKeytar construction and it’s various features coming soon.
Yes, I know I misspelled “functional”. A complete lack of proof reading, woops 🙁


Most of the buttons are functional and can be remapped to different functions, as can the whammy bar. It also has an onboard arpeggio and drum sequencer.

The sound comes from the original RP2A03 chip in the NES, giving it that classic 8-bit sound. All of the available sound channels are utilised.

The software runs on a raspberry pi and is written in a language called Pure Data (pd). There are various modes including a midi controller mode as well as a standalone mode, which allows the whole instrument to be used with a battery pack.

Guitar Hero Controller
Famicom Controller
NES controller
Toy Keyboard
3 Mini Arduinos
Raspberry Pi
Midi IN/OUT connections
MidiNES / Chip Maestro

Special thanks to mrjonthehat for helping out with filming.
Laser harp used in “playback mode” : http://www.harpelaser.com/