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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: Receive data from linear potentiometer? on: February 18, 2009, 03:46:06 am
Hi, thanks for the reply.

A softpot is a thin metallic strip encased in flexible clear plastic. The ones I have are about 25cm by 2 cm. They have 3 terminals at one end: centre and right connected to the top of the strip (right terminal is marked with an arrow pointing out), and left running down the side and connected to the bottom end of the strip.

The idea is, when you run your finger along the strip, it will send a variable resistance message, thus functioning like a mixer fader.

They're a bit expensive, which is why I'm being a bit cautious. Which pins of the Arduino to connect to? And should I add in a resistor somewhere? Any help much appreciated. smiley
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Receive data from linear potentiometer? on: February 16, 2009, 04:53:17 am
Hi. I'm a novice at this, trying stuff for the first time. I want to connect a set of (maybe 6?) 'softpot' linear potentiometers to an Arduino Duemilanove, via a breadboard, & then use the outputs to drive midi patches in Max.

Any ideas out there how to connect it up & get it going? I'm using MaxMSP 5 on Mac 10.4.

thanks  smiley
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