April 15, 2013

Make a MIDI-interfaced foot pedal with Arduino

 The Arduino platform can interface with a wide variety of objects and systems, and one of those is a MIDI-interface - allowing people to create all sorts of devices to control digital music outputs from various sources. One example of this has been constructed by Instructables user "roycetaft" who has re-purposed foot pedals from an old organ and used them as simple buttons to interface with not one but two Arduino-compatible circuits. Their reason for doing this was to avoid the need for purchasing an Arduino Mega-compatible board (however doing so would be much more convenient). Nevertheless the final project is a success and works well, for example:

For more details and information, check out the project instructable. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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It's the same one as found on our Eleven, KitTen and the original Arduino Uno, plus it has a very useful pinout sticker attached to save confusion when wiring it up. So for more information and to order, click here. And we also sell the stickers!

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