A tool to communicate with Peterson's BBS-1 metronome
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BBS1

A tool to communicate with Peterson's BBS-1 metronome

Status

Alpha

About

This is mainly an experiment involving reverse engineering a cool piece of harware and a pretext for learning Python, pygobject (GTK+ 3), getext and pygame midi.

Thanks

Thanks to Peterson's Vice President Patrick Bovenizer for sending me the protocol's documentation even if somewhat outdated.

Implemented

  • Basic GUI
  • Autodetection of the device (usbmidi)
  • Reconnection to the device
  • Error handling (midi initialization, device not connected or not responding)
  • Displaying bootup mode and hardware/firmware versions
  • Display device content

Todo

  • Send firmware update
  • Check for firmware update
  • Extract tempo maps
  • Send tempo map
  • Tempo map wizard
  • i18n (getext)
  • Wireless protocol
  • Support having multiple BBS1 connected

Dependencies

  • Python 2 or 3
  • pygame
  • pygobject

Licence

Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Raphaël Doursenaud rdoursenaud@free.fr

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.