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Adafruit Industries posted a rather sweet tutorial on using XBee modules as a wireless MIDI bridge. In the video above, Limor demonstrates the ‘bees buzzing serial data at a distance of about 50 feet. The default latency between sender and receiver comes in at around 6.0 milliseconds and can even be improved a bit with adjustments. This is great news for those looking free their live gear from lengthy cabling (wireless keytar?) Check the site for more details.

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Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


  • svofski

    Is this true that this “cable” introduces delay of 5.5 to 6ms, provided that the conditions for radio are good?

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