February 2, 2012 AT 2:13 pm

Chomp – the Affordable, Open-Source MIDI Controller by Max Justicz — Kickstarter

Chomp – the Affordable, Open-Source MIDI Controller by Max Justicz.

Hey Phil/Limor, I just posted up my first kickstarter project (I’m a high-school student).  It’s open-source, Arduino based, and awesome! I just wanted to let you guys know that you helped me get interested in electronics in the first place.  After raising $455 in under 1.5 hours, I think I’ve picked a pretty good hobby.

Here’s the link: http://kck.st/xdnUhp

Thanks so much for everything you guys! By the way — I taught a short term class at my school (which is about 4 weeks long) on the Arduino (we bought all of our kits, sensors, and LCDs from you guys) and it went GREAT!!!!  Here’s a project one of my friends made during the second week (having never programmed before):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtwqUQUAPx8. You guys rock! -mjusticz

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  1. This kid is my hero.

  2. Great Kerby project… can you share details?

  3. Hey steven, I’m a senior at Max’s high school and I was the one in his class that wrote the Kirby Dance program, haha. It was relatively straightforward, I based it largely off of the "tone melody" example file in the Arduino coding application. The main thing that was tricky was getting the animation and the sound to run simultaneously. What I ended up doing was writing an array for the animation frame by frame that would increment by the same process as the notes in the melody through the for loop.

    BUT this isn’t about my amusing amateur Kirby project, this is about Max’s super badass MIDI converter which you should all totally check out!

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