[chuck-users] Retractable string controller for Chuck
rdpoor at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 12:55:10 EDT 2009
For the record: Dan Trueman **rawks**. Total elapsed time between
receiving his message (with crystal clear instructions on modding the
Catz/GameTrack box) to seeing output of all six axes on my screen: 20
minutes. A significant part of that was spent trying to find the
storage bin with my Weller Soldering Iron and small tools.
Now I can start to get really silly with this thing. Anyone got a
great chainsaw patch? :)
On 18 Mar 2009, at 09:16, dan trueman wrote:
> from my earlier post:
> On Mar 18, 2009, at 12:00 PM, Robert Poor wrote:
>> Well. All this talk of the Ondes Martinot and chainsaws have made
>> me reconsider the performance art potential for the Catz / Gametrak
>> controller. When I plug it in, the OS X USB device manager knows
>> its name, but (not surprisingly) chuck --probe doesn't show it.
>> Can anyone offer pointers on what I have to write to make it
>> recognized as an HID device under OS X?
>> - Rob
>> On 18 Mar 2009, at 08:47, Kassen wrote:
>>> There is a musical instrument where the pitch can be controlled,
>>> as an alternative to using a keyboard, by how much string you pull
>>> out -- the Ondes Martinot. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9UBjrUjwo
>>> for a very good demonstration. Perhaps this controller could be
>>> adapted to such use.
>>> Excellent example. Also; the Martinot was notoriously unreliable,
>>> needing frequent repairs; in some ways you would be better off
>>> with this controller and a decent MIDI keyboard.
>>> That, and you could "start" it like it were a chainsaw or
>>> lawnmower; that would certainly get rid off the slightly dusty
>>> image of the Martinot!
>>> Sorry, I can't resist trying to share my enthusiasm for such
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