The monome 64 music controller sells for $500 and is only available in limited quantities, which has limited its adoption.
This could change quickly, though.
It’s a work in progress, but it means that it should soon be possible to build a monome-compatible device for under $100.
Here’s Lindsay’s cost breakdown:
Total project cost:
Bliptronic: $49, Arduino parts, FTDI cable, etc.. at about $40 – though bulk ordering could get that price down significantly). I already had everything in my workshop. So… a <$100 mini_Monome? yep. I’ll have another in a couple weeks.
Let’s see who’s going to step up to the plate and offer a monome conversion kit….
This is the first full running version of Monome software (via Arduinome ) running on my hacked Bliptronic 5000. More info at the blog at www.straytechnologies.com