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Feb 08 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?

Feb 08 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?
>

Feb 08 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?
>

Feb 09 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.

Feb 09 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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

Feb 11 2007 | 3:32 pm

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