Using a Teensy 3.2 microcontroller development board Michael Sobolak has built a MIDI Sound Palette using a few leftover components he had lying around. Check out the video below to learn more about the MIDI Sound Palette and its capabilities. Full instructions and a complete component list have been published to the Instructables website to allow you to build your very own.
“This project started as a “Stone Soup” instrument that was designed around all of the extra sensors, switches, and other parts lying in my parts bin. The instrument is based around the MIDI_Controller.h Library and the TouchSense capabilities that the Teensy 3.2 board offers. Any design software can be used if you are more comfortable with another application. I like AI so I use it. I’ve included the PDF to my design but if you have different parts in your bin then use the dimensions for those!
“Get artsy with it. I included a little sound wave of the introduction to one of my favorite pieces of music! Set it up for your local Laser Printer: I use 1px for raster and 0.1px for vector. I used some 3mm MDF board for this because I love the fidelity that cutting and engraving on MDF offers. The entire piece is 18″x24” which fits nicely in the Epilog Helix in my makerspace. “
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