The MIDI Skins

The electronic contraption is hooked up to a shiny new MIDI controller, and the juices are flowing the way they should.

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A tap on one of the pads (or keys; this thing doesn’t care about MIDI notes or channels yet) activates the attached solenoid in a satisfyingly responsive way. Responsive interaction (and satisfaction) is what this project is all about!

I had a chance to tune a few things:

I also started testing different solenoids, and learned a little in the process. (There are 4 spares at the top right of the photo. Not pictured is an enormous 24 volt solenoid: stay tuned!)

Drum time is coming soon.