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oMIDItone - Part 2

Written by Tim on 2019-05-10 20:56 UTC

When last we visited the oMIDItone project, the plan was to turn the test code into a class, and add more heads to allow for a wider range of pitches to be played at once. Sounds simple enough, but it took a lot longer than I ever thought it would, with many complications and lessons along the way. I'll go over everything in roughly the order it happened in, starting with code challenges, then moving on to hardware challenges, and finally the (more or less) working prototype. Hold on to your hats, as this post is almost as long as it took me to build the damn thing.

Making Video Game Controllers with Teensy

Written by Tim on 2019-03-22 13:45 UTC

I recently taught a class about using Teensy as a USB game controller input for your computer. It's about an hour and a half of me rambling about how to connect various inputs, how to use the Teensy USB libraries, and going over example code.

oMIDItone - Part 1

Written by Tim on 2018-12-20 14:06 UTC

I recently received an Otamatone as a gift. I quickly found out I lack the training to accurately hit notes by ear. As a solution to my lack of skill, I decided to modify my Otamatone into a MIDI-controlled instrument. This is the story of my first attempt at doing so.