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The TAB Book of Arduino Projects: 36 Things to Make with Shields and Proto Shields by Simon Monk

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CHAPTER 14

Music Controller

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This project is intended for use with music software such as Ableton Live as a simple controller. It uses an accelerometer module to detect movement and generate key presses (Figure 14-1).

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FIGURE 14-1 Music controller.

An acceleration module can be used to measure the force of gravity acting on the module. You can use this effect to calculate the angle to which the module is tilted in both the X and Y directions. The module is a three-axis accelerometer that measures the force applied to a tiny weight inside the chip. ...

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