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Inspired by the one string Diddley Bow of Blues origin, oneString fills the gap for a sub-$200 USB MIDI synth ribbon controller.
Inspired by the one string Diddley Bow of Blues origin, oneString fills the gap for a sub-$200 USB MIDI synth ribbon controller.
62 backers pledged $4,898 to help bring this project to life.

First Demo Video Published on Project Page

The first video is a sample of 2 of the 16 audio modes, and some other features of the design. Though this is working from a "breadboard" circuit, the final design is nearly complete. It will live on a 2.5" pcb (printed circuit board) mounted directly on the instrument, or in a custom case as the builder sees fit.

The circuit is Arduino based, and can be updated via the usb cable as new open-source firmware is released. Different size sensor pads can be substituted with no change to the firmware or PCB. As an alternative, a pressure strip can replace the round pressure pad, making the ribbon pressure sensitive along its length.

Here's a link to the same video on youtube for folks to link:

http://youtu.be/KaMZBtpqijM