Smart MIDI Music Controller

Created on 31 Oct 2018

An all-in-one music creation device for real-time performances

A lot of music making depends on the hardware, so we want to make that process smarter. We want to build a standalone MIDI-compatible device for making music, rather than a simple button-mashing instrument that most MIDI instruments are. The device will allow for on-board sampling of audio for creating music in real-time from real-world sounds and instruments. This will make the music industry more creative.


Joshua Durham


Sayan Chaudhry

Part Cost Quantity Total
Stereo Speakers $15.00 2 $30.00
Speakers to embed in device for all-in-one audio setup and test multiple-source outputs
RaspBerry Pi (part of starter kit) $79.99 1 $79.99
Cohesive all-in-one kit with microcontroller to implement the actual product. The supplement accesso
Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 $29.90 1 $29.90
An internet connected microcontroller to implement IoT functionality to our device if we want
Rotary Encoder $4.50 8 $36.00
Knobs for adjusting settings and to tune values
Mini USB Microphone $5.95 1 $5.95
Microphone for Audio Input to Raspberry Pi
NeoPixel Mini PCB - Pack of 5 $4.95 5 $24.75
RGB LED for each button
Arcade Button - 30mm Translucent Clear $5.36 17 $91.12
Buttons for pressing and User Interface
Project Totals: 35 $297.71
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $-47.71