theMIDInator - the Arduino powered MIDI controller
Building a MIDI controller with Arduino isn't new, however we love this version by Switch and Lever.
Their controller used a numeric pad for note input, that doubles as a drum pad, plus knobs and a switches to control various effects. And the whole lot is enclosed in a lovely wooden enclosure:
Check out the build in their video below:
For more information about this stunning project - including the schematic, visit the github repository.
And if you're interested in doing this yourself, PMD Way has a you covered with a wide range of parts, such as:
We also offer MIDI shields for Arduino if you wish to build a more simple or economic unit.