[sdiy] LUMI keys

Scott Gravenhorst music.maker at gte.net
Tue Jun 18 21:49:34 CEST 2019

Thanks Don,

+1 on this!

Donald Tillman <don at till.com> wrote:
>I gotta rant...
>If learning to play a keyboard, or any musical instrument for 
>that matter, is not a thoroughly joyful experience on its own, 
>then you're doing it wrong, and no technological kluge is gonna 
>Sure, sometimes there's a barrier to learning, such as developing 
>callouses or an embouchure. That's not the case with a keyboard; 
>you press the note and it plays. 
>And sure, there are cases where you have a larger barrier. The 
>string bass, for example, where your fingers bleed. And the 
>bagpipes, where the neighbors burn your house down. 
>But with musical instruments, like so many things in life, the 
>journey is more important than the destination. The reason people 
>learn musical instruments is because the process is rewarding. 
>There have been a number of technology-driven learning guitars on 
>KickStarter (GTar, Magic Instruments, etc.). I don't know of any 
>that have been successful. 
>  -- Don
>Donald Tillman, Palo Alto, California
>> On Jun 18, 2019, at 11:53 AM, charlie <charlie at finitemonkeys.com> wrote:
>> i was thinking of making something like this, where it'd be a midi
>> something that laid over existing keys or just above it and it would
>> project onto the keys rather than the keys being illuminated, so it'd
>> work with more boards. i've seen ones that you layover and they light
>> up but don't really project. obviously for the black keys it'd just be
>> the devices illumination, or maybe some think acrylic to layover and
>> edge light
>> On Tue, 18 Jun 2019 at 10:41, Donald Tillman <don at till.com> wrote:
>>>> On Jun 18, 2019, at 9:11 AM, Neil Johnson <neil.johnson71 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Saw this on kickstarter:
>>>> Polyphonic aftertouch AND blinky-lights! >> >> Everything old 
>is new again. >> >> The Thomas Organ Company had the "Color Glo" 
>organ, probably around 1969 or so: >> >> Wikipedia: Thomas Organ 
>Company >> 
>>> >> Heathkit offered a kit version. >> >> Here's a TV 
>advertisement for the Color Glo organ featuring Liberace: >> >> 
>https://youtu.be/i_uGHWpbp68 >> >> -- Don 
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