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June 13, 2014 AT 3:00 pm

Community Corner – June 13, 2014: The Featured Projects from this Week – Beaglebone-based Electric Piano for USB Soundfont Archives + Custom built Split-Flap Counter Display!


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Jean-Louis Bonnaffé shared a BeagleBone-based project to enhance electric pianos with USB and networking capabilities:

Electric pianos usually have great keys, but poor instrument collections. Here I show you how to turn one of them into a synthesizer with unlimited sound banks.

What’s behind all this?

It’s a MIDI synth: plug in your keyboard, and it produces sound. Nothing new so far.

But. The device is also able to read soundfonts (*.sf2 files), from an external USB stick, which means, you’ll never run out of new sounds….(read more)


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We received a very sweet message from sonicalflair on the Adafruit Forums about an Split-Flap Display project in progress:

I’m trying to build a Split-Flap Display and would like the ability to split the traffic on I2C bus….

I got a total of 8 calibrated today, how about this for a thanks 😀 (read more)


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