If you haven't ordered complete Glo in the wooden whale case, by putting in some effort you can get exactly the same functionality in a different package. Make it out of any material: 3D printed, laser cut, hand-carved from wood, or something else.
With your DIY kit you will receive also this keypad made of silicone rubber:
And here is a blueprint with PCB dimensions and position of holes to mount supporting columns, if required (click for higher resolution):
If you are handy with the soldering iron, you can extend your Glo board to become any kind of innovative music instrument you can imagine. On the picture below you can see signals that are available on the board. This is not exactly how the board looks, it is rather a base for the matching expansion shield that we will share with you in electronic format so you can extend it, and if there is enough interest, we can make a batch of universal PCBs that break out these signals into larger area with easier to solder pads and footprints for common connectors, buttons, pots and similar controls.
A good example of what can be connected to I2C bus are these rotary encoders illuminated by a RGB LED which just arrived from another Kickstarter project, I2C Encoder V2 (you can get them on Tindie now). Using two of these you could add an option to select a channel or patch, and modify certain parameter directly (e.g. the "algorithm" or "mode"). The glowing feature is useful to indicate what is selected.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to discuss on the forum, in the ESP32 Development category.<< Back to DIY resources