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February 8, 2007 | 9:59 pm

Is there a way to receive data from a sensor without an analog to midi conversor (like icube)? I’m going to use an industrial board that receives the signal from the sensors, but it doesn’t convert them into midi. Do I need to write a program to convert the signal or is there a max object that does this?


February 8, 2007 | 10:25 pm

Check out the ‘hi’ object. That should do the trick.

-charlie

1mpar wrote:
> Is there a way to receive data from a sensor without an analog to midi conversor (like icube)? I’m going to use an industrial board that receives the signal from the sensors, but it doesn’t convert them into midi. Do I need to write a program to convert the signal or is there a max object that does this?
>


February 8, 2007 | 10:37 pm

get yourself an arduino!

http://arduino.cc

On Feb 8, 2007, at 4:59 PM, 1mpar wrote:

>
> Is there a way to receive data from a sensor without an analog to
> midi conversor (like icube)? I’m going to use an industrial board
> that receives the signal from the sensors, but it doesn’t convert
> them into midi. Do I need to write a program to convert the signal
> or is there a max object that does this?
>


February 9, 2007 | 12:36 pm

The problem is that I’m doing a project with a guy that works with industrial automation and already has the boards he works with.


February 9, 2007 | 1:37 pm

well, maybe then you should provide some details about that board
he’s using
otherwise it’s hard to say if/how it can connect to max

On 09.02.2007, at 13:36, 1mpar wrote:

>
> The problem is that I’m doing a project with a guy that works with
> industrial automation and already has the boards he works with.


February 10, 2007 | 5:44 pm

Sure, I’ll talk to him and get the board specifications. I’d like like to know if it’s possible, if there is a max object that can read information from a interface that is not midi.


February 10, 2007 | 6:29 pm

> . I’d like like to know if it’s possible, if there is a max object
> that can read information from a interface that is not midi.

if you ask in such general terms, the answer is yes
the two main alternatives to MIDI are the [hi] object for certain USB-
devices and the OSC-related objects for handling data via Ethernet

but if your friend’s board only has a CAN bus (or whatever) things
are a little trickier


February 11, 2007 | 3:32 pm


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