My goal is to make a workable piano. Once I’ve made the piano, I want to be able to build a database of playable songs, to be able to play along to. Nothing fancy, like rock band, but just a simple piano app with songs that you can play along with. If you want to follow along, here’s my workable prototype that we’ll be working toward: https://my-little-piano-app.herokuapp.com/
This is a fun project, and would be a fun little game to make for your kids. So let’s get started. I’m breaking this project up into 3 main components:
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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