Walking aid for the blind – undergrad project…

It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything in electronics. Well, not really; I’ve only not published them. The past few months, I’ve spent working on my undergrad project. There were mini-projects I took from time to time but this was my first major project that would be under some real scrutiny and I had to concentrate on it. This is essentially why I have been quite offline in terms of publicising my real work, although you would find my non-tech thoughts spread around the inter-webs(if you’re looking really hard, I must add – which is a very sad realisation). So, here, I bring to you my prized brainchild – Walking aid for the blind.

MIDI – on to multiple instruments…

I have been having a great time concentrating more on my work with electronics. Seems like the days are getting better. Just recently, I was successfully able to make use of the MIDI protocol for creation of music and potentially a synthesiser.

It’s just been two days since I wrote codes and had fun with the result, and I somehow got bored playing the same instrument. I mean tubular bells is just the best, but not all of you might like it. So, I’ve decided to develop my MIDI music maker a little further; one that would let you decide what instrument you’d like to listen to. Most controls are the same; I’ve added functionality for instrument change and pitch amplitude manipulation.

MIDI – experiments on a digital orchestra…

This post is going to mark a paradigm shift in my blogging. Most of my earlier posts seem to deviate from the point I try to make. I’m not promising all my posts will be to the point from now, but you can certainly expect to get a higher content to crap ratio. In this edition let’s discuss about MIDI.

Well, there is not much about it really. MIDI is a protocol used to for digital music instruments to communicate with each other and it’s host. It is a beautifully thought out system that works by transmitting events on a music instrument as serial commands. Professionally well done instruments can allow many instruments to be connected in a daisy-chain like cascade.