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midi2hid

Turn a MIDI controller into a mouse and keyboard (USB HID) using Arduino Yun

This code turns a Launchpad S from Ableton into a USB HID device by emulating both a mouse and keyboard. The mappings can get used to play "WASD and mouse" based games (most first=person games on PC). The MIDI mappings could get easily modified to work with any MIDI controller and game.

Preparing your Arduino Yun

opkg update

// install pip and pyserial
opkg install distribute  
opkg install python-openssl  
easy_install pip 
pip install pyserial

// install soundcard and alsa utils
opkg install kmod-sound-core
opkg install kmod-usb-audio
opkg install alsa-utils
opkg install alsa-utils-seq
  • Install the midi2hid.ino sketch via Arduino IDE
  • Transfer midi2hid.py to the YUN (e.g. via WinSCP)
  • Un-power the YUN
  • Plug your MIDI controller into the USB port
  • Plug the YUN into the computer you want to control via HID using the micro-USB port
  • Re-power the YUN and wait for the white USB light to come on again
  • Connect via SSH (e.g. via Putty) and run python midi2hid.py
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