Turn A $50 Bliptronic 5000 Into A Monome Controller

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.

Stray Technologies’ Wil Lindsay has created a working port of Arduinome 3.2 software, a Arduino-based monome clone, controlled by the $50 Bliptronic 5000.

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….

via waitforVBLANK:

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

One thought on “Turn A $50 Bliptronic 5000 Into A Monome Controller

  1. It seems like Think Geek could probably do another version about the same price, dumping the sound synth and exchanging it for the controller electronics.

    The case and the buttons are probably the bulk of the cost on this thing.

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