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Clawboard - a MIDI controller for paws
« on: August 08, 2017, 06:43:55 pm »
(I also posted this on Cemetech. Been a while since I've been on here or Cemetech...)

Anyways, my most recent project...basically, I'm making a MIDI controller that has giant controls so it can be played while wearing fursuit paws. I'm getting paws made, and I don't want to have to take off my paws just to use my synths, so this is my totally reasonable and not-at-all ridiculous solution :P

The hardware is nothing special, just an Arduino using this MIDI library. There are 8 buttons which are used for playing one octave of notes in a specific key and scale, and 4 pots which are used for changing parameters on the connected synth via MIDI CC. At this point I have the programming and electronics pretty much finished; I'm just waiting for the buttons I ordered to show up so I can get it off of the breadboard.

The 8 keys for playing notes are 60mm arcade buttons, the 3 buttons for navigating menus are 45mm, and the knobs are 4" in diameter and 3" high and are being 3D printed by a friend of mine. The front panel is 35" by 10". Here's a quick crappy mockup I made of the front panel: