[LAU] hardware - buttons and knobs?

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Wed Dec 5 19:41:04 EST 2007

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 01:51:27PM -0600, Josh Lawrence wrote:
> Something mentioned in the hardware synths thread prompted me to ask
> this question...
> So how does one go about adding buttons/knobs/switches that do
> specific things to a standard computer?  My best example of this is
> the Muse Receptor - it is a standard computer, yet it has knobs that
> do various tasks.  I realize there is a hardware and software answer
> to this question, but I'm more interested in the hardware part.
> In other words:
> 1)Where can I buy a knob?

Mmmmmm... knobs... 

OK, seriously.

I have for sale, a PCB with 8 rotary controllers, another PCB with 9 faders, and a third PCB with 8 drum pads and their rubber buttons that go with them, available to anyone who wants to use them for a MIDI or USB controller project. All you need is an Arduino, a soldering iron, and a multimeter, in order to build your own bad-ass controller with knobs.

All three boards were salvaged from the M-Audio Axiom 49. AFAICT they all still work (it was the motherboard that died on the Axiom). I can scan pictures of them if you really like.

Anyone interested, make me an offer, either for individual boards or for the whole batch. I need the money. I'll find a way to ship anywhere in the world; these things don't weigh much.


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