IRCF 360 sensor and Midi Interface

For a bit of fun our development team has connected the IRCF360 to midi machine to see what it can. 

We just connected our 360 Degree sensor via the RS232 interface to a Teensy 2.0+ From the Teensy we connected with a USB cable to the PC. The Teensy 2.0+ is an Arduino compatible controller which  enabled us to emulate a midi device. The Teensy2.0 + can  also enable you to emulate a keyboard or mouse as a HID device, which we also tried. See here -> 360 degree / 3D  touchless HID controller


3D/360 Degree proximity Sensor as a HID Midi device


A standard Arduino Uno apparently can also be configured or hacked in a similar way,  as described -> here or  here. We haven't tried that yet, as the Teensy worked fine and is more compact. 

If you have a PICKit 2 then you can upload the 3D / 360 degree Midi firmware into a spare PIC16F88 microcontroller and have a play (please don't over-right the Microcontroller that came with the controller though). If you are learning about programming PIC micro controllers in C++ or Basic,  then try creating some of you own routines. 




Midi Device - ICRF360 - 3D / 360 Degree Infrared Proximity Sensor - Demo of Air Drums


Some examples will soon be  available on GitHub  for you to get you going.