Midi Machines has taken to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to raise the required funds it needs to take its Arduino-based Bluetooth MIDI foot controller to market in the form of Popboard.
Popboard has been designed to support both Apple’s mobile iOS and desktop OS X operating systems and provides a number of unique features that sets it apart from already available MIDI controllers.
Watch the video below to learn more about the inspiration behind Popboard and the features it can offer you thanks to the open source design and Mac compatibility. Its creators explain a little more :
The Popboard pedal offers two options:
Self-assembly kit: the product is offered unassembled, with all the necessary components and instructions for installation. PCB motherboard already offers with soldiers ready to assemble elements. Arduino compatible chip, it comes already programmed, and the Bluetooth connection chip LE also. Manual is provided, and cable to recharge the lithium-ion battery.
Assembled product: offered the product finished and tested. Manual is provided, and cable to recharge the lithium-ion battery.
If you are a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, or anything that ends in “ist”, Popboard lets you use your hands to your instrument and use your feet to modify the parameters of the patches and sounds of your MIDI application IOS. In general, any Core MIDI application that has the option to configure MIDI parameters is supported. Why Popboard is different from the rest of MIDI controllers?
– Because it is based on open source with Arduino
– Because it uses the MIDI protocol Bluetooth low energy LE
– Because it works with a LIPO battery Lithium ion rechargeable long life
– Because it connects to Mac and IOS devices easily
– Because you yourself can mount
– Because it comes with four buttons and connection for two external control pedals (Volume or Expression and extra CC pedal)
For more information and to make a pledge from €125 jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website via the link below, with shipping expected to start during November 2016. If you liked this you might also be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter