Three tech-geeks, John Tolly, Brandon Borko, and Shaun Masavage working at Ege Tech Labs used to be highly passionate about music especially guitar. Saun used to be a more of a tab rocker and used to pull up tabs from net and tried to play those. This proved be tricky and by the time he learned to place fingers over tabs he almost forgot the melody of the song. In order to resolve this problem, the team developed a new device called Fret Zeppelin which is actually an add-on that can teach a person guitar within sixty seconds. The trio is currently running a kick starter campaign to produce parts.
Fret Zeppelin just adheres with electric or acoustic guitar with the help of an adhesive and sits beneath the guitar’s frets. The LEDs lights up and lets you know what strings need to be pushed up and permits the user to play a song for the first time. This device can be used to show up chords of a particular song, showcase the tabs, tune a guitar or program a LED lights. Shaun Masavage adds that the system satisfies all his needs as a tab rocker. This allowed John Tally to focus more on technique while Brandon jams up and down notes and stays on the similar scale. The biggest design related decision that needed to take was figuring out the number of frets they can cover. They were finally able to finalize upon one octave plus one hand position that totaled up to sixteen frets. After working with a much smaller version they decided that users will get over the system soon. So, they added hand position sensing system that would help them display right positioning.
The adhesive that would allow the guitar to be attached with the device was another challenge. It needed to be a safe one for all kind of guitars including the electric ones. It also needed to be removable and aligned itself with the guitar’s neck. There are several GIFs over the update page that teaches the users about device installation.
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