Steven Shamlian Creator of Things

Buried in Minutiae

2017 October

MIDI Floppy Controller

It's been bothering me that the little MIDI-controlled orchestra I've been building has no bass instruments. I was helping my dad clean out his basement and ended up saving a bunch of floppy drives, thinking I might build something like the Floppotron or Moppy. All of the similar projects I've found use Arduino, but a micro seemed wasteful to me; controlling the floppy drives screamed out for programmable logic. I got a Mojo dev board from Embedded Micro and modified a Sparkfun MIDI shield to speed the project along; all of my Verilog and C code can be found on Github.


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