Hey, everyone. I apologize if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it in the search here...
Hardware MIDI inputs send data through the Arduino's RX port. I'd like to add several such inputs to a project, but I only have one such port on the Duemilanove.
Should I be looking to multiplex those somehow, or would an Arduino Mega be more appropriate to my needs?
-----EDIT (thinking out loud):
I have seen many references online to multiplexing serial output, but input is another story. I mean, output's under my control, so I can manage the flow of traffic. Input's less predictable, and I can't begin to guess what would break.
It looks like the Arduino Mega would indeed handle this (searching for "Arduiono Mega Serial" cleared up a lot)
In fact, I should link this post for my own reference later: http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1241785046/2#2
I'd still like to confirm that the other idea's no good, though. :
The SoftwareSerial library might also work for this. Maybe.http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/SoftwareSerial