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list of osc controllers for msp?

July 24, 2009 | 11:48 am

hi :) i’m still pretty new to msp.

i just wonder if there is a list somewhere of relays and controllers that hook up to msp nice n easy so we can turn on lights, motors ,switch high voltage 240v switches using osc?

ive found these so far

Make Controller Kit

http://www.makingthings.com/store/make-controller/make-controller-kit.html

Arduino

http://tinkerit.myshopify.com/collections/advanced-arduino-users/products/arduino-mega

maybe there are some very popular ones people use on here and some to avoid?

peace :)



nit
July 24, 2009 | 12:29 pm

i think arduino is most commonly used but i’m not sure.


July 24, 2009 | 1:50 pm

for current state of the art in osc on embedded devices see this quicklime presentation @ http://opensoundcontrol.org/publication/micro-osc-open-sound-control-reference-implementation-embedded-devices


July 24, 2009 | 9:57 pm

thanks guys !

Smile


July 25, 2009 | 12:20 am

Arduino is great and cheap, but if you can afford it, get the Make. You’ll be up and running a lot quicker if you’re using it via Max, since it includes Max objects to handle the communication for you. Programming the Arduino for communication and sensing etc. isn’t that tricky, but it will take a decent amount of time, even with code you find online.

IMO it’s worth spending the extra $$ up front to get right to what you want to do, which is control things and not deal with the programming. But that’s only one take on it, because in other ways it’s nice to understand what’s going on under the hood with the communication, as this can let you do more custom things in the future.


July 25, 2009 | 11:09 pm

Yeah, it’s worth saying that the MAKE charges almost $5 for a potentiometer (knob), while the Arduino comes with some sort of expectation that you’ll take a DIY approach to things. If you know things about building electronics (basic soldering skills, at least) and can cut/paste code then the Arduino should be fine. Also, there’s a huge and helpful user base.


July 26, 2009 | 11:25 am

Also see this table of sensor interfaces :

http://www.sensorwiki.org/doku.php/interfaces/introduction

what a mess, so many interfaces, i’m wondering how much up-to-date this list really is…


July 27, 2009 | 5:21 pm
acsmith wrote on Sat, 25 July 2009 16:09
Yeah, it’s worth saying that the MAKE charges almost $5 for a potentiometer (knob), while the Arduino comes with some sort of expectation that you’ll take a DIY approach to things.

While it is true that Makingthings will sell you a pot, they also have some nice documentation for how to do it yourself:

http://www.makingthings.com/documentation/how-to/potentiometer

Personally, I appreciate the screw terminals on the MKC, much easier to quickly connect than most Arduinos.

mz


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