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We really like the Adafruit Trellis keypad, and realized that it would be a great Monome. Then it occurred to me…my daughter loves blinking lights and music, how cool would it be to make her a Baby DJ Monome for playing her favorite songs!
Next we 3D printed a case using Pumping Station One’s Makerbot. Adafruit has provided a nice guide on how to print a case for these. Ours did not turn out perfectly, but the result worked well for our initial prototype. Note we made our case a little taller than the Adafruit example since we had to also fit a Wave Shield.
Finally, we had to test our prototype on our favorite toddler. Turns out she loves it!
For the next iteration, we would like to incorporate a speaker and rechargeable batteries. It will make it a little bigger, but anyone with kids knows that wires hanging off will only cause problems down the road!
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