Merlin 3.0 2016
A work in progress....,
Merlin 3, featuring gemstones for keys will be my most Alluring project yet!
RIP Merlin 2.0...
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Merlin 1.0 is a homemade MIDI controller. Controllers:
-3 axis accelerometer (only using 2).
-Squeeze ribbon (mod wheel).
-2 buttons on top in the shape of marbles (patch change).
-PIR sensor on top (theremin).
-1 (volume) pot.
-PIR sensor under the hand to track movements (volume).
-PIR sensor in the top crevasse for a (panic) button.
-Joystick and button in the middle (pitch shift).
-Power button (marble) on the lower left.
-Another shift button (marble) lower right.
-2 analog photo sensors in the top 2 soapstone enclosures.
-2 digital photo sensors in the bottom 2 soapstone enclosures. (note on/off)
-switch to turn on/off accelerometer
MIDI in/out for programming. Powered by 9v or DC.
Constructed from maple wood. A RF MIDI signal can be sent out wirelessly, but I haven't completed a decent checksum receiver yet.
Construction completed Dec 31. 2009