the botar: a new instrument

how I would build a botar (if I were starting today)

I would use digital sound generator chips - one per string - instead of Midi.

the signal path

           position sensor --> A/D ---> DCO ---> DCA --> 
a string                                         /
           force sensor -----> A/D _____________/

                      ________
           string---> |       |          
3 strings  string---> | mixer |---> amp/speaker 
           string---> |_______|               

legend

position sensor

force sensor

one string - side view

__________________________________ position sensor
__________________________________ force sensor
__________________________________ fingerboard

four strings - top view

                                     string 1
___________________________________ /
-----------------------------------  string 2
___________________________________ /
-----------------------------------  string 3
___________________________________ /
-----------------------------------  string 4
___________________________________ /
-----------------------------------

specifications for the sensor(s)


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