Workshop: Make a MIDI controller/digital interface with a Teensy 3.6

In the workshop, participants learned how to make a MIDI controller/digital interface. They took a Teensy 3.6 micro controller and programmed it to act as a MIDI device that can be used with any music software or hardware that recognizes MIDI. They learned about different kinds of sensors, including Force Sensing Resistors (FSRs), potentiometers, button switches and toggle switches, then learned how to create simple circuits on a breadboard that enabled us to get sensor data into their Teensy, along with how to wire an LED to be controlled by the Teensy. Finally, they learned how to get the data from the Teensy into a computer using interactive software called Pure Data.