I'm very close on a decision to attempt a Midio128
build. This is a midi decoder which can drive or read 128 I/O signals. It is an open source hardware/software project.
The goal is to experiment with electro-mechanical control and possibly work this into a mechanical music/light/display machine.
Has anyone here had experience building this particular project? Any difficulties or warnings? It is definitely going to be an ambitious undertaking, but it seems a perfect project for hardware and software build experience.
This also seems to be a very cost-effective alternative to other commercial offerings, but I'd be willing to listen if someone has a suggestion for an alternative approach to a decoder on the same scale.
I believe the decoder only delivers/reads a logical 1 or 0 on each line, but that would be OK I think for the type of machine I might build around it.