Open-source grid controller – the monome (video)



We had the folks from monome out to Maker Faire earlier this year, and here’s a demonstrates of some hardware hacks to their open-source grid controller (the 40h… Brian writes – “The monome 40h is a reconfigurable grid of backlit buttons– the firmware is open source, and we encourage hardware hacks. We’ve also posted extensive documentation on our prototyping and production process in an effort to inspire similar projects. We’re basically a bunch of post art-school/engineering makers, sharing our love for interface.”Link.


  • Monome (Maker Faire) – Link.
  • Hackable, playable LED/pad music interface – Link.
  • Monome (site) – Link.

6 thoughts on “Open-source grid controller – the monome (video)

  1. trebuchet03 says:

    $500 is a bit steep for a solution seeking a problem :P

  2. peterkirn says:

    Well, but if you fancy something LIKE this for any reason, you can follow their instructions and scale down the cost. Artists are always looking for new ways of controlling the sounds and visuals they make in software, so I’d say there is a problem seeking a solution — whether or not this is the best solution to the problem being entirely up to you.

  3. peterkirn says:

    Also, this just in: the creators are offering a limited-run on the logic board for $80. Still won’t be cheap once you add on the buttons, etc., but could save some money — and give you the satisfaction of building it / adapting the design to your desires.

    Monome logic boards on the Monome forum

    Via comments on Create Digital Music.

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