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* Icon Digital USA - iControls - Mini USB MIDI Controller (https://www.icondigitalusa.com/content/icontrols-mini-usb-midi-controller)
* Icon Digital USA - iControls - Mini USB MIDI Controller (https://www.icondigitalusa.com/content/icontrols-mini-usb-midi-controller)
'''The Plan'''
'''The Plan'''.
'''Unlimited Time + Resources Vision'''
'''Unlimited Time + Resources Vision'''.
'''Elevator Pitch'''.
'''Elevator Pitch'''
'''Materials Needed'''
'''Materials Needed'''
<br>* motors (6, one for each disk)
<br>* X-Large Linear 10k Taper Fader -- 4x
<br>* MOSFETs (6) http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_669951_-1
<br>* RGB LED Rotary Encoder -- 4x
<br>* tubes/air hose (24)
<br>* Circular RGB LED Singular Button -- 4x
<br>* solenoid valves (24):
<br>* 5-Way Tactile Switch -- 1x
<br>* 7psi model (might need more): http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_169835_-1
<br>* Power source -- 1x
<br>* air directional control valves: http://www.mcmaster.com/#air-directional-control-valves/=p6xufn
<br>* Arduino -- 1x
<br>* arduino (1)
<br>* Frosted Black Acrylic
<br>* power source (1?)
<br>* keys/piano/organ interface (faders + buttons + enclosure)
<br>* disks (12)
<br>* enclosures for the disks (6)
<br>* horns? (6)
<br>* also check out air (pneumatic) controls for air rifles, potato canons, pipe organs, etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG6own141z0 shows how to make a homemade check valve with pvc connectors and a bouncy ball.
'''Next Steps'''. The next steps are to build a 5-fader, 4-button, 1-motor model, where 4 faders are devoted to air hoses over the individual rings of 1 disk (different pitches) and control the air pressure of each hose, and 1 fader is dedicated to the spin of the motor. The 4 faders could possibly control ball valves to partially open/close the air hoses as opposed to flow, which we do not have a good grasp of how to control (cheaply; a regulator might work). The buttons could also serve as the valve control, or could power on/off the air supply.
'''Next Steps'''.

Revision as of 01:03, 3 November 2014

Rough Schedule

11/03 - order parts, finalize design, and create housing template
11/10 - finalize housing template, laser cut housing, begin assembly
11/17 - finalize assembly and begin programming
11/24 - finalize programming
12/1 - solve any remaining issues and take care of fine tunings
12/2 - make and practice presentation
12/3 - final presentation
12/4 - documentation


IMG 0935.jpg

Original off-the-cuff concept sketches for a modular midi controller, note magnetic connections

IMG 0937.jpg

Fine-tuned 3d sketch of the modular midi concept

IMG 0936.jpg

Abandoning modular midi for the sake of time and complexity, focusing on a single component

IMG 0938.jpg

Current concept sketches for multi-functional midi controller

Research + Info

Examples of other work


The Plan.

Unlimited Time + Resources Vision.

Elevator Pitch.

Materials Needed
* X-Large Linear 10k Taper Fader -- 4x
* RGB LED Rotary Encoder -- 4x
* Circular RGB LED Singular Button -- 4x
* 5-Way Tactile Switch -- 1x
* Power source -- 1x
* Arduino -- 1x
* Frosted Black Acrylic

Next Steps.