ANSI MIDIo Programmable Visualizer Kit

ANSI MIDIo Programmable Visualizer Kit

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The ANSI MIDIo Programmable Visualizer is a platform designed to allow real-time control of timed visuals.  The kit is designed with musicians and visualists in mind, allowing people to pre-program their own designs or perform realtime using software such as Renoise, Abelton, EnergyXT, Reaper, Max/MSP/Jitter, PureData, or devices such as the Monome, Bliptronome, MIDI grids, touchpads, and keyboards.

The ANSI MIDIo  creates an ANSI art paradigm known throughout the 1980s and 90s via online “Bulletin Board Systems ” (BBS). The firmware gives the user the ability to generate realtime patterns or create custom artwork such as those seen in Art Packs and on the BBSs of the era.  It makes use of the 12 most important ANSI characters, and the same 16-color palette used on old DOS-based computers and other systems that could interpret ANSI via a Terminal Emulator.

The completed kit is smaller than a business card, and designed for intermediate  kit builders.

Usage instructions, build instructions and sample programming files can be found here:

sample videos here:

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FTDI/USB cable or breakout boards are not included, but are available from Modern devices, Mouser, or can be used from another project. They are also available  for an additional $20 if you don't have one. Find them under "Parts and Extras" in the shop menu.

This is a complete kit with parts and PCB, ready for you to solder together and use. Any beginner with some soldering experience can build this kit in about an hour.

Available in PAL or NTSC.

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