Hi, I need this project I'm rebuilding fixed desperately!
It needs to be done within 2 days. I would like someone who can communicate in English and understands fully what this project is, so please read thoroughly.
The project is a MIDI controller powered by an Arduino Micro that uses softpot potentiometers, piezos and a joystick. Dean Miller crafted it, as well as uploading a code and schematics, which I recommend you view/read here:
Code: [login to view URL]
Schematics: [login to view URL]
About the ribbon synth guitar: [login to view URL]
I am using Ableton as the DAW. I have tested their package that works alongside Arduino - with the Standard Firmata code uploaded - to see if my analogue components at least respond and can be mapped to filters, which they can, so they are definitely functioning and wired okay. But this is not how I think the project is currently coded to work or communicate under Dean’s code, if that makes sense.
I have hooked the components up to the Arduino Micro and run Dean’s code. One part of the project involved hacking into a MIDI>USB cable's subcircuit and using that cable as means of connection. At the moment, I'm just getting a near constant stream of MIDI notes out of nowhere, leaving the LED on the subcircuit lit up (I believe it turns on when it detects a MIDI input). The noise changes *slightly* when I touch the piezos/softpots, but it shouldn't be doing this.
(Please see my video here to see what I mean: [login to view URL])
I have decided - after being advised on the Arduino forums - that I should use a standard computer-to-Micro connection with a normal USB rather than this cheap hacked cable - but apparently I would have to adapt Dean's existing code and make use of the Arduino's MIDI libraries to do this. I am a total novice when it comes to coding, to be honest, but I really need this fixed - if someone knows how to make that change in the code.
Please also view Dean's demo video in the hackaday article above if you want to see how the components SHOULD be working and how a user interacts with them to get sound.
PLEASE keep the deadline in mind as it’s urgent and only take the job if you can meet this deadline. I am here to answer any questions or provide any extra resources you might need.