[sdiy] Digital IO board with USB control & VBnet access examples...??

cheater00 . cheater00 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 19:59:58 CEST 2013


Hi Jean-Pierre
the FTDI stuff is just a USB to serial converter. Find something that
uses it and program it like "normal" RS-232.

There are lots of boards like this around.

Cheers,
D.

On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 7:28 PM, Jean-Pierre Desrochers
<jpdesroc at oricom.ca> wrote:
> Thanks to you all for your kind suggestions
> but you talked about lots of interfacing types (serial, I2C, SPI, MIDI)..
> I only need USB interfacing (low speed in my case) and
> If it's a ready to use product it's a PLUS for me.
> I'll have a look at FTDI chips but again I'll have to design
> the board.. not what I want.
> JP
>
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] De la part de Michael Zacherl
> Envoyé : 8 juin 2013 07:07
> À : Synth DIY
> Objet : Re: [sdiy] Digital IO board with USB control & VBnet access
> examples...??
>
> hm, that's a really tasty board - alas only a 10-bit ADC, so not feasible
> for my ribbon to connect.
> but I like the design.
> m.
>
> On 8.6.2013, at 00:07 , rsdio at sounds.wa.com wrote:
>
>> JP,
>>
>> I designed the Build Brain for Livid Instruments. It currently sells
>> for $99 and is USB-MIDI compliant. There is no firmware programming to
>> do, just connect your buttons, faders, knobs, and LEDs and store the
>> configuration. You have up to 64 analog inputs for faders and knobs,
>> 16 I/O pins that can be used for direct-wired buttons or a matrix of
>> up to 179 buttons, and 14 I/O pins for a matrix of up to 48 LEDs (or
>> 14 direct-wired LEDs if you want to keep the wiring simple).
>>
>> http://shop.lividinstruments.com/brain-v1/
>>
>> The disadvantage of the FTDI chip is that it appears as a generic
>> serial port and not only conflicts with other FTDI devices (you'll
>> have collisions with Arduino and other DIY projects), but it doesn't
>> work with Ableton or other MIDI software without a driver. Also,
>> you're fairly limited in terms of the total I/O counts.
>>
>> The Builder Brain v1 is USB-MIDI class compliant, needs no driver, and
>> has classic MIDI input and output ports.
>
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