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wireless MIDI device

Started by Programmer March 25, 2005
I've been gearing up to take on a new hobby project, building a wireless 
MIDI controller.

I've done a fair bit of research and I am pretty straight on what parts I 
need for the task and so on. 

The one roadblock I've hit is making the setup wireless. The options I've 
explored are mainly Bluetooth and RF with the latter looking to be more 
promising.

Problem is, I'm so new to this that I'm not certain what to do next. I'm 
aware of how to program a PIC chip to read output from a sensor, and in 
turn translate that data and send it over a serial MIDI connection to my 
computer to have it trigger the said note.

I'm hoping that someone could give me some idea(s) as to how to accomplish 
this wirelessly? What parts I will need, what a basic schematic might look 
like? 

My device will most likely have 12-14 buttons that will need to send a note 
a controller change upon being pressed. Velocity register through a piezo 
or FSR is also likely.

I've done some searching around already but couldent find anything in 
practice, mostly just theroy of how it "should" work.

It woulde be especially helpfull if anyone has, or knows of a working 
controller similar to the above mentioned (tutorial or other).

Many thanks in advance-
"Programmer" <aprogrammer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've been gearing up to take on a new hobby project, building a wireless > MIDI controller. > > I've done a fair bit of research and I am pretty straight on what parts I > need for the task and so on. > > The one roadblock I've hit is making the setup wireless. The options I've > explored are mainly Bluetooth and RF with the latter looking to be more > promising.
Take a look at the Bluetooth modules from Ezurio (former TDK, at www.ezurio.com . They can turn any serial link into wireless. Meindert
Programmer wrote:

> I've been gearing up to take on a new hobby project, building a wireless > MIDI controller. > > I've done a fair bit of research and I am pretty straight on what parts I > need for the task and so on. > > The one roadblock I've hit is making the setup wireless. The options I've > explored are mainly Bluetooth and RF with the latter looking to be more > promising. > > Problem is, I'm so new to this that I'm not certain what to do next. I'm > aware of how to program a PIC chip to read output from a sensor, and in > turn translate that data and send it over a serial MIDI connection to my > computer to have it trigger the said note. > > I'm hoping that someone could give me some idea(s) as to how to accomplish > this wirelessly? What parts I will need, what a basic schematic might look > like? > > My device will most likely have 12-14 buttons that will need to send a note > a controller change upon being pressed. Velocity register through a piezo > or FSR is also likely. > > I've done some searching around already but couldent find anything in > practice, mostly just theroy of how it "should" work. > > It woulde be especially helpfull if anyone has, or knows of a working > controller similar to the above mentioned (tutorial or other). > > Many thanks in advance-
So how many groups did you target with this multiple posting? Couldn't you have at least cross-posted? Honestly -- Tim Wescott Wescott Design Services http://www.wescottdesign.com