The 189014ctl is a physical controller built to control my own Max/MSP programs. For the moment the controller features two joysticks and three switches. The interior is based on a Arduino board and powers from the USB-bus.
It has been used in couple of live performances, with the Royal Laptop Quartet and in my piece for Player Piano (Yamaha Disklavier) and Live Electronics called ‘DIN mamma’.
The 189014ctl’s case is an old RC-airplane transmitter I inherited from my father. He did build it himself in the 70s. I have removed his original electronics and replaced it with the Arduino board.
Things to do:
* Solve the USB cable problem, so I can plug in a cable instead of have it plugged in and go through a hole between the joysticks.
* Try to use a faster, more clever firmware in the Arduino board, maybe the Firmata or Kymatica firmware. For the moment it runs on the Simple Messages library firmware, and works good. But it would be nice to use a faster and more intelligent firmware.
* Maybe put some more buttons and a couple of LEDs in it, without destroying the 70s feeling of the case.
* Maybe replace the Arduino with the Arduino BT, and go wireless, that would be fantastic.