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Arduino with Max/MSP projects for teaching material

Aug 31 2011 | 8:17 am


I wonder whether you could help me to gather ‘Arduino with Max/MSP projects’ that are documented with audio/video, ideally with attached codes. I am looking for ‘very simple’ projects as well as for more complex ones: installations, performances, new instrument designs, etc.

Any help appreciated,

all the best

Aug 31 2011 | 9:24 am

Hi Krisztian

Are you looking for teaching materials, or for your own learning? As you’re probably already aware, there is a wealth of material out there for learning Arduino, though not so many with video and/or audio, but my personal favourites are:

tom igoe:

As for Arduino to Max:

If you need any specific help with a project, just give me a shout; I do lots of Arduino/Max stuff, hardly a guru but I’ve been round the block a few times!


just noticed the thread title! This book is often recommended:

I guess there won’t be much out there for Arduino-to-Max (but do prove me wrong anyone), as they are both ‘open’ platforms with a multitude of applications.

Aug 31 2011 | 2:07 pm

Hi Brendan,

thank you, I am mainly looking for projects that are well demonstrated, so I can give an idea for my students can be achieved with the relationship of the Arduino and Max/MSP ~ SuperCollider.

The outline for the semester is more or less set as I am covering my supervisor, but I am sure I will find some spicy stuff under you links.

So yes, mainly well documented projects I am looking for that I can use in my teaching.

I will go through your links asap,
all the best

Aug 31 2011 | 2:16 pm

Here’s an example of something I did earlier this year that uses Max+ Arduino and has code + circuits, etc :

Aug 31 2011 | 4:18 pm

And I’d be happy to share any code/circuits from these projects:

though they aren’t as robust/mature as Scott’s example above.


Sep 01 2011 | 1:28 pm


thanks guys, I added both of your projects to the outlines, I will probably show them on the first week’s class. Brendan, thanks for the teaching material, I wasn’t aware of ASK manual, element14 and ladyada : look very useful!

If you know of any other projects involving the Arduino, let me know!

Thanks again, and all the best

Sep 01 2011 | 1:39 pm

For general Arduino related things, there’s also the ITP Physical Computing site :

Poke around there and you’ll find labs, Tutorials, sensor reports, half completed thoughts, bits of code, and much more.

While not Max/SC specific, the Serial labs are useful for getting Arduino to talk with software : and

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