Adaptive Instruments Project Touch Keyboard v0.9

A collaboration with Portland Community College, Daniel Rolnik and Portland Art and Learning Studios

Adaptive Touch Keyboard

Built with hand painted and etched copper panels and the Teensy LC uController, this midi keyboard senses human touch through capacitance. The unmarked keys automatically map to a variety of scales, which for this project are communicated via OSC over WIFI to a synthesizer program built with MAX/msp.
The panels lacking the traditional black and white keys of a piano worked well for using a variety of scales without dead or duplicate notes across keys.