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Laser Harps: A Quick Arduino Instructable

I frequently get emails asking for schematics and code for the laser harps I’ve made. For the record; I don’t mind this at all, but I always feel a little guilty when sending out the information I have – it’s … Continue reading

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MIDI Visualisations in Processing

I’ve been working on a few MIDI-based programs in Processing recently, a couple of which are MIDI visualisers. These are programs that create a visual display based on the output from a midi file (similar to those seen at: http://www.musanim.com/). … Continue reading

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Laser Harp MkIII

Hi everyone! It’s been a while (as I promised). The third prototype Laser Harp is now complete! The main changes are: -It’s bigger (20% larger) -More buttons! I’ve used one of these (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8033). Mostly these are used to control key … Continue reading

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Magic 8 Box

So, among the items I purchased recently from Cool Components was this Red 16×2 LCD Display. I haven’t made anything for a couple of weeks, so I boshed out a Magic 8 Box (or a digital version of the Magic … Continue reading

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The Maple

So I recently purchased a few things from Cool Components, one of which was the Leaflabs Maple. This is a development board that is very similar to the Arduino – in fact, one of its aims is to be as … Continue reading

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Another Midi Gizmo – Continued

So, the above device (Arduino powered again) is intended to detect (via a microphone) different kinds of taps on a surface, and convert them into midi messages. It’s intended use is for laying down Midi drum tracks quickly and easily, … Continue reading

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Arduino range to midi sensor

Another of the projects I’ve been working on for the maker faire is something a little simpler than the laser harp – a range sensor that converts a detected distance to midi messages. These messages are usually control change messages, … Continue reading

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A little more information..

I feel I should expand a little on this project: I’m Chris, an Audio Technology graduate from the University of Salford. A little while ago I decided (as I had some extra free time) I needed some projects to keep … Continue reading

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