Haven’t had a chance to post an update here recently, but we’ve still been hard at work with development! So here is my opportunity to show some of those technical developments off.
A few weeks ago I made this video to show off the newest feature to our Python and Scratch interfaces- capacitive sensing!
Well here is a revision of that to show off some even newer features: NeoPixels and Ultrasonic Range Finding! Note that I am not a musician in any way! (Hence why I forgot how to play mary had a little lamb halfway through….) I was mostly trying to showcase the responsiveness of the system, even with all the different parts working together.
And it really could not have been much easier. Here is the full code for the theremin, for instance.
So now we have a nice keyboard and theremin to play with on the RPiSoC. Also, I hope you noticed but I upgraded the Keyboard to use two buzzers instead of one, too. Eventually I’ll make a full piano with a handful of buzzers and the rest of my fruit basket (or maybe drawn on paper with conductive ink?)
Anyway, I will be back with more business side developments soon!