Pingdynasty’s BlipBox project combines two 5×8 LED matrices with a TO576S transparent touchscreen to create an interesting MIDI/OSC controller with visual feedback -

The BlipBox consists of a few simple elements cleverly put together. At the core there is a 10×8 matrix of super-bright LED’s with individually adjustable brightness. Overlaying this is a precision touch screen. On the side you will find some more controls; in the current incarnation there is one button and one knob.

The device can also be used to emulate a monome grid controller. Bill of materials + additional info can be found @

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!

  • Tomaradze

    Too bad it’s not open source like the monome.