[PD] teabox...any users drivers

we are gateswideopen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 02:23:35 CEST 2005

hi chris,
this all sounds really interesting and i have looked into your device
a bit. i'd be interested in geting something like this but i'm a
little confused as to its application. lots of i/o's but how does one
control it. what sort of things are possible to connect to it for
control use, sensors etc(can i see some and how they work). i saw some
of the sensors available on the teabox website and they look very
interesting, would these kinds of thing hook up to your I/O box if so
how? i am particularly interested in the gravity sensor.

what sort of things are people doing with it. the mailing list not as
jammed as the pd-list ;)

i'm pretty new to the electronics side of things so the simplicity of
connectivity is kinda important to me.



On 8/15/05, Christian Klippel <ck at mamalala.de> wrote:
> hello list,
> Am Montag 15 August 2005 05:42 schrieb ix at replic.net:
> > On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 01:15:45PM +1000, we are wrote:
> > > just checking out the teabox interface..
> > > http://www.electrotap.com/teabox/
> > >
> > > looks pretty awesome, i know a guy using it with MAX/MSP.
> > > are there any making the thing work with pd and/or linux.
> > > thanks
> >
> > not sure, you know http://multio.mamalala.de/ uses 12-bit DACs too? and
> > surely offers a more dynamic set of configurations...
> >
> and with the iobox i designed:
> - you dont need to use an audiointerface for controllers, but use the usb port
>   think of a laptop... what would you preferrably use the audi interface for
> in a live situation?
> - you can have _way_more_ i/o, that is, up to 88 ad inputs for example, not
> just 8. just a single userboard will give you 22 ad inputs already!
> - the data can be pre-processed in the box, so you get the range you need
> directly
> - it costs much less then any other unit i know that offers a similar
> connectivity, parts and boards would be around 150,- us-dollar, depending on
> where you buy them.
> - there will be drop-in-replacement of the current microcontroller to a newer
> one. that will have full-speed usb then, which means similar latencys than
> with the other interface.
> - im happy to integrate what the users want into the box's firmware, as long
> as they tell me what they want.
> if the building of a box is too big a hurdle for you, thats no problem as
> well, i can do that for you.
> on a general note: whats the sense behind using an audiointerface for
> controllers, except to block a valuable audio-port? do you really fiddle with
> knobs and sensors that fast? if so, can i have your hands, please? would make
> my soldering life much easier ;-D
> mind you: to use that, you would need an extra audio-interface. add that to
> the cost of the unit.
> greetings,
> chris
> (now some rambling)
> when i see sales-speak like this:
> "Too often sensor interfaces are designed to work with the aging MIDI standard
> - a commmunications protocol lacks not only resolution, but also an ability
> to relay meaningful information in a prompt and timely manner."
> then i start to questioning what their real intentions are.
> i mean, come on, midi is used for many years now, in very complex
> compositions. and im sure that this wont be the case if midi can not handle
> data in a "prompt and timely manner". just don plug all your stuff on just a
> single midi port...... thats why we have multiport midi interface, you
> know .... oh, and have they heard of midi multibyte messages, like nrpn's,
> that surely would allow for 14 bit controllers also?
> imagine a chord played on a midi piano, when the above would be true ...
> (rambling done)
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