2023-05-17 (W) MacroMIDI keyboard COMPLETE

The MIDI-to-macro microcontroller fizzled out when the MIDI input would not trigger. By a happy coincidence, I had a wireless MIDI device that connected to my computer seamlessly. I downloaded an AutoHotkey program that intercepted music signals to trigger keypresses.

The README was clear, and I wirelessly cut, copied, and pasted from my Rockband keytar in short order. I created more elaborate shortcuts to type into Arduino's serial terminal and trigger changes in a project.

One of the drawbacks of a keyboard that only activates macros is you cannot type. My solution was to use speech-to-text, which would work in many instances, like blog writing. When I tried to activate it on my computer, I discovered the microphone was not working, so I switched machines and had no trouble turning my voice into text.

I am underwhelmed with this project because the solution was entirely software and commercially available hardware. I am satisfied because I successfully used a keytar to trigger computer macros while wearing it around the apartment. The project has given me ideas for future endeavors.
Interesting part of the program

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
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Completed projects from year 1
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