It's the pointy, finished and perfect board for all your DIY Midi. Shipping in France, easy to set up ( DIY) easy to connect, nice wiki on github for realy quick start with all information needed. (Probably need a litlle more exemple with complet BOM)
Jan. 6, 2021
OpenDeck is an incredible MIDI platform at a fair price
OpenDeck makes me excited for MIDI controllers like never before. This PCB and the accompanying configuration utility allow creating so many different types of controllers. Now DIYers like me can make homebrew MIDI controllers with an insane number of knobs, sliders, and buttons that rival manufacturers like FaderFox, AKAI, and Korg. It takes just a few MINUTES to get up and running with OpenDeck! The hardest part is building the physical controller (e.g. a custom metal or acrylic case). Everything else such as connecting the pots and buttons to configuring what they do is made super simple by OpenDeck. It's literally plug and PLAY!
As a VJ I've always used controllers that are designed for 'something else' - currently an Akai APC40 Mk 1, and while they're great, the opportunity to create a controlller that does exactly what I want with no tradeoffs using Opendeck looked like a great idea.
Ordered the Arduino Mega which arrived really quickly in secure packaging.
I've no background in electronics but the documentation is really clear even for a complete novice and I had a little test circuit on breadboard chucked together very quickly. The web interface for the Opendeck makes setting up the controls very simple and it's well designed too which is great.
I've made a 16 button, 16 potentiometer controller which works brilliantly and the ability to store preset configurations of midi controls on the board (which are stored in memory even when everything is disconnected) really extends the possibilities.
I got in touch with Igor about possible extensions for my next project and he was very quick to reply and even suggested design improvements for my next board.
All in all I wish all projects were as well run.