Hand-cranked MIDI sequencer from a baked bean can


YouTube Video von hotchk155

One empty baked bean tin, some lego and a stack of little magnets… stick magnets on the tin and slide them about to ‚program‘ the sequencer, then grab hold of the ‚transport control‘ and crank away…. The breadboard contains 5 hall-effect switches and a PIC16F688 to generate MIDI note on/off information. This is piped to Reason in the first half of the clip and to a Dave Smith Mopho synth in the second half.
I reckon with a baked bean tin about 16ft in diameter and about 25,000 magnets you could dump your sequencer software.. and you’d be getting some good aerobic exercise to boot :o)
See http://hotchk155.blogspot.com/2010/03… for more info

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