April 08, 2014

Build a "Sugarcube" MIDI controller with Arduino

Once again Amanda Ghassaei has published an outstanding tutorial to make a fun an interesting product. In this example Amanda brings us a MIDI music controller built into a small cube, a revision of her previous work. This revision can be started into various apps written for the device, and seven are already available. 

Along with the sixteen buttons used for input and output, an accelerometer and gyroscope are used to give gesture-based control as as another form of input. This is an incredible piece of work and demonstrated in the following video:

If you have some free time and want to recreate your own version, Amanda has published all the required design and code files along with complete instructions, so visit the Instructable to get started. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.  

For those looking to recreate such a project - apart from our range of Arduino-compatible hardware - we have the AM3X accelerometer module:

This tiny 3-axis accelerometer module can operate in either +/-1.5 g or +/-6 g ranges, giving your project the ability to tell which way is up. Ideal for robotics projects, tilt sensors, vehicle data loggers, and whatever else you can dream up. For more information and to order, click here

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