Making the Guitar

Step 1: Design the guitar body

  • Search for Guitar Silhouette design ideas and customize the shape of your guitar.
  • Trace the design on a flat piece of cardboard (40-80 cm is best).

Guitar Body

Helpful ideas

  • Use a straight-edge or ruler for lines
  • Avoid small details that are difficult to cut into cardboard

Step 2: Cut out the body

  • Use box cutters to cut away big areas of cardboard, and use scissors to cut out the detailed parts

Cutting out body

You can use another piece of cardboard on the back to reinforce the creases in the cardboard and other thin parts like the neck.

Step 3: Personalize your Guitar

  • Now the fun part! Make your guitar uniquely yours by decorating with colored duct tape, markers, paint, foil, or other stuff you might have.


Step 4: Mount the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

  • Loop a peice of duct tape to make a double-side sticker.

Loop Tape

  • Put the tape in the middle of your guitar to stick on the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.

Mount Board

  • Attach the battery pack to the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.
  • Tape down the battery pack onto your guitar.

Battery Pack

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