Crazy Idea Help: Midi Calculator !
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    Default Crazy Idea Help: Midi Calculator !

    Hi Guys,

    Before you all consider me as a total weirdo, let me tell you how I got this idea, before actually saying what it is.
    I have my final exams (starting tomorrow) coming up, and since I'm taking a scientific course I do a lot of Maths and Physics. I have been studying for the past week non stop, and so I have been using my dear science friend, my Texas Instruments TI-89



    Also, I have been thinking about which midi controller to get and stuff like that.
    So that's how I ended up here, asking you guys the following question:

    Has anyone thought about using a (pretty advanced) calculator as Midi controller (it can be connected to your pc by usb), and/or IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE ??

    Looking forward to your comments !
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    uhh.... maybe it would work. i know you can connect it to your computer, and if you can use it as an HID then you can convert that signal to MIDI and use it like that.
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    Is there a way to figure out if this is a HID ?

    I found this thread that explains how to convert HID to Midi : http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/02/0...r-25/#more-195
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    i really dont know if you can get any out put going to the computer though.
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    The calculator I used in college to have had an output so you could attach it too a graphing machine, so when you typed in functions like y=mx+c the values would change over time. Can't see how that would be any use for music though!

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    Can you please remove the full size player from your sig.

    As far as the calculator goes I don't think it sends the right kind of info. Does it have a USB cable or is it mini jack on both sides?
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    Can you please remove the full size player from your sig.
    Sorry, didn't think it would be disliked.

    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    As far as the calculator goes I don't think it sends the right kind of info. Does it have a USB cable or is it mini jack on both sides?
    It comes with a Mini Jack to USB cable.
    What would be the a way to find out if the messages it sends out can be used ?
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