Berkeley Board - UI Concepts
BERKELEY BOARD – MIDI CONTROLLER CONCEPTS, Nerd Stalker interview at O'reilly Maker Faire. Check out this interesting exercise in UI concepts.
From the Berkeley Board site, "the object of building the board is to explore areas of musical instrument design.
Isomorphic keyboard : not the key feature, but it takes the notion of ergonomic design in consideration
Button (key) position sensors: after looking at piezo and keyboard switches have decided to use CNY70 infrared sensors
Balls as keys: allows glissando, a different feel with a full 5/16″ travel
Channels : additive logic that allows the left and and right hand to work together. This enables features like modal fabric."