I didn't know which forum are would be right for this, so pardon if I'm in the wrong spot.
I'm planning on building my first ever piece of hardware and would love to make this a community learning experience for the whole forum. Pics will be uploaded once I begin!
I've been doing a lot of work in Pd and am sick of using hacked solutions for foot pedals (mainly been using the [hid] object with mice for those of you who dig Pd). I'm also curious about DIY electronics and have been meaning to get a soldering iron and find a cool little project to learn with. With that in mind, here's my idea:
I'd like to create a MIDI pedal board with three on off buttons and one expression-type pedal. The idea is that each sends generic MIDI on separate channels so I can use it with any software, even something like Logic. But...I really have no idea where to begin.
Software wise, I feel relatively confident given my college Java experience, I'd just need some guidance here and there I think. It's the hardware that scares me. Once I've gotten a Arduino board and, say, three mice and a expression pedal...where do I even begin???
Again pardon me if this question is too newbie, but any help would be appreciated! Let's build this thing together!