Make a wireless MIDI CC controller with BBC micro:bit
And now for something quite unexpected but simply brillinant - Frazer Merrick shows us how to turn two BBC micro:bits into a wireless controller system as a MIDI CC controller.
The CC stands for "Control Change" - a category of MIDI messages which are used to convey performance or patch data for parameters other than those which have their own dedicated message types.
One micro:bit is used as a hand controller, with the motion sensor detecting change - and the data sent to the other micro:bit which is connected to the computer and converts the motion data into MIDI serial commands. Check out the video below for a demonstration:
This is an ingenuious use case and could also be the base for PC game controllers or other, more serious applications. Check out the project instructable to learn all the details.
And if you're interested in doing this yourself, PMD Way can help you with the parts, such as:
- BBC micro:bit Go Pack (which includes the battery holder and USB cable)
- micro:bit enclosures for portable use