Turn cheap keyboard to MIDI PIANO! (Add MIDI port)

Arduino Midi Keyboard

This is a tutorial for adding a MIDI port to a keyboard without one, so that you can use to interface with various programs such as FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Garage Band, Pro Tools, and more.

Also works with Synthesia!

MATERIAL

  • Arduino UNO: http://amzn.to/2dq41Mv
  • 74HC595 shift registers: http://amzn.to/2dt6moT
  • Resistor pack: http://amzn.to/2d8uQaw
  • Perfboard: http://amzn.to/2cQcN7q
  • MIDI port: http://amzn.to/2dt5Tmp
  • Male pin headers: http://amzn.to/2dqw79G
  • Female pin headers: http://amzn.to/2dHhu4Z

SOLDERING GEAR

  • Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station: http://amzn.to/2dq7Q4m
  • MG Chemicals Silver Solder: http://amzn.to/2dHj0nq
  • Helping hand: http://amzn.to/2dc553O

TEST GEAR:

  • Multimeter: http://amzn.to/2dc54N6
  • Breadboard & Jumpers: http://amzn.to/2dHknm2

ARDUINO CODE

  • Pull-up resistor version: Github
  • Pull-down resistor version: Github

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Author: kojote

Nerd, Dad, Maker

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