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Brainstorming A Diy Concertina Midi Controller

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#91 citternman


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:20 PM

Lukasz, what kind of switches did you use on your lego and 2nd generation prototypes.

I have some of the switches Terry shows above and they're not great.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:24 AM

As I pointed out before, it is very difficult to achieve a touch and response similar to a real concertina - even with conversions or real lever-action.


So for a top-job I am using analog hall-sensors and small magnets, for which the switching-characteristics can be individually programmed.


I find reed-switches difficult!


I might put a pile of components up for sale soon - including miniature reed-switches, hall-sensors, 16 input I2C ICs, magnets and much more more...

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 10:37 AM

I don't think that Lukasz hangs around here since he got married...

He once told me that he was not happy with the switches he used on the Lego box - unreliable and stiff.

Button/action mechanism is a tough problem.


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