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If you happen to have played Street Fighter 1 in the arcade, you might remember those big giant buttons. Can you even call them buttons? They were mighty aggression absorbing therapy tools, available to all for two bits. While this project doesn’t provide that level of tactile engagement, it does offer a grid of 16 arcade buttons with MIDI control. Here’s more from Raspberry Pi Blog:

The Pico is the perfect board for a project like this. With all the GPIO pins, you can directly wire your inputs and outputs without issue. The copious GPIO also allows this MIDI controller to have some special features. There is a screen with a GUI representing the 4×4 button grid, along with the assigned MIDI note numbers. Below the screen is a five-way navigation switch that allows you to select the individual buttons and adjust their MIDI note number on the fly rather than having to adjust the code.

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