OpenDeck platform v1.0

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that OpenDeck project is dead, as well as this blog – after all, it’s been more than a year since the last update. While it’s true that in the past year I haven’t had much time to work on the platform, last couple of months have been full of development […]

Building Tannin 2

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In this post, I’ll be talking about build process of my latest and greatest MIDI controller; Tannin 2. It took me almost 5 months to actually finish it since there were so many architectural changes in it that I basically started from scratch. The design Tannin 2 design is, naturally, very similar to the original […]

Building Ceylon

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This is a long overdue post about Ceylon, another Shantea Controls controller, only this time, one that I’ve built for myself. Of course, it’s based on OpenDeck platform. Ceylon was actually built about three months ago. Reason why I haven’t written about it is a combination of things really. First, it was in a beta period for […]

Assumptions

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In this post, I’m going to talk about collection of libraries that make up the OpenDeck platform, and why it’s important to really understand your code well. Arduino Before I start talking about Ownduino, I want to clarify what Arduino really is. Basically, it is an Atmel AVR microcontroller placed on a nice PCB with […]

OpenDeck SysEx protocol – stable!

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Last time I wrote about OpenDeck SysEx protocol, there were still many unsolved problems and issues, together with lack of functionality. Since I actually released OpenDeck software on GitHub couple of days ago, it’s time to write a new post, explaining all current features, and announcing some new ones. Hello World Back when I first […]

Sensimidia MIDI controller

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Sensimidia is third Shantea Controls controller, and also my second commercial project. I’ve been working on it for the last two months, but most of that time I did nothing, because of some delivery issues with faders and box. Now that it’s finally over, I’d like to present it here. In many ways, Sensimidia is […]

Announcing OpenDeck platform

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In the last few days, I’ve finally put all of my ideas into one, coherent project called OpenDeck. For those of you who don’t already know, OpenDeck started as my vision of open source MIDI controller. I didn’t mean open source as just the code – it was a complete open hardware project, with vector design, […]