Building Anandamidi, part 4

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This is the last post about Anandamidi, I promise! So, in case you forgot, this is the remaining stuff to finish the controller: Painting the case Interfacing Arduino with separate USB MIDI chip on separate PCB (Altmustech AU-123) 1) Painting the case Fairly easy part. I’ve simply bought black spray for wood and sprayed the case 3-4 […]

Building Anandamidi, part 3

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Like last time I posted here, there’s been much progress. In fact, the controller is already working, even though everything isn’t finished yet. So, let’s start where we finished last time. Faders! Placing faders As I’ve already stated, I had some issues with placing the faders. Main source of issues was that I didn’t have […]

Building Anandamidi, part 2

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Lots of progress since my last post. I got the plate, already placed most of the components, finished software and just today I made some final adjustments to PCB. Here’s how the plate looked after I got it and after I’ve put some stuff on it: That board is really awesome, sometimes I feel it’s […]

Building Anandamidi controller, part 1

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Anandamidi, MIDI controller with a strange name, is my latest project. Guy for whom I’m building it sent me basic layout and a name, while I’m working on everything else, from design (which always come first) to electronics and programming. Name Let’s explain the name first. “Anandamide is a molecule that plays a role in many bodily […]