December 04, 2012

Sega Master System MIDI Interface with Arduino

 If you enjoy computer music and especially sounds generated by older gaming consoles, this project will be of interest. Sebastian Tomczak has described how an Arduino can interface between a Sega Master system and a PC to allow MIDI software on the PC to "play" music on the Sega. That is, when a note is selected on the PC, the Sega will play the note in its' own inimitable style. 

The only catch (!) is that you need a custom ROM for the Sega. You can do your own following Sebastian's detailed instructions. Nevertheless, click here to get started. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're interested in computer sounds and Arduino, but don't have a Sega laying around, you can still have a lot of fun with our SOUND: sound and buzzer module:

It can be used as a noise-maker driven by your microcontroller for audible feedback of events, and it can also be used as a knock-detector input to sense events and react to them. Includes a built-in 1M resistor to allow the piezo element to detect shocks. For more information and to order, please visit the product page here

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