Published by OneSwitch.org.uk Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:05 pm.
RoboTar connects to the fret board of a guitar, and on the press of a switch, will step through and hold a pre-set list of chords programmed on a PC or Android device. It's a brilliant concept and available to buy now in a range of options. If the Kickstarter gets off the ground, mass-production should bring the price well down.
Clearly acoustic and electric guitars can be played one handed, or just as easily by a pair of people. One-switch play seems very possible where one person strums and the switch musician steps through chord progressions. Maybe even two switch access would be possible by using the RoboTar and finding a way to strum the strings, such as with a shoe-lace tied to the blade of a fan. Maybe. Really hope this gets the funding to make it far more affordable, and if it doesn't they keep going building them by hand. Fantastic idea.
Originally found with thanks to Duncan Edwards of Trabasack on Twitter. Can't wait to see what Robert Florio might do with it with his PiL like guitar playing.