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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:20 am    Post subject: Phidgets Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I would like to try my hand at something like Uncle Krunkus' Ride cymbal, but I'm scared of soldering irons. Has anyone tried out phidgets (see link below) or similar for musical purposes?

http://www.phidgetsusa.com/

Cheers!

/Stefan
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've played with servos a fair bit. They are potentially really good for musical projects, the best setup I reckon would be a PIC running various servos with a midi input. This would be relatively easy to do, except, it means writing your own software, including the part which reads and interprets the serial information from your midi cable, and interfacing the servos to your acoustic instrument. It would also mean using a soldering iron, Crying or Very sad
Those USB servo interfaces look pretty cool. You can get servos heaps cheaper than they are selling them though.
Either way I'd invest in a soldering iron and a case of beer and see what happens. Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I guess I'll have to overcome my soldering fear some day Smile I actually own a soldering iron, I just haven't been very successful with it. Anyway, thanks for the advice. I just got so tripped watching your cymbal Very Happy
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