DIY DJ controller - buttons, switches, knobs, oh my

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J_Dunavin
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DIY DJ controller - buttons, switches, knobs, oh my

#1 Post by J_Dunavin » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:38 am

I have been working on a test version of this, on and off, for a while. Testing each section, before I committed to a large panel.
The panel is really just a USB MIDI controller, that will be used in conjunction with MIXXX. MIXXX is a community supported DJ software.
All of the buttons, faders, and encoders will be wired up to a Teensy ( like an Arduino) which will then be hooked up via USB to the computer. The two LCD screens up top will display FX selections.
The large square holes under the jog wheel are a frosted white arcade push button, that i have modified to hold an RGB led inside, so depending on the mode of those buttons the color will change :D
The jog wheels will also be cut out of ABS, the MDF one is just a test fit, which i’m Really glad we did because i had to modify it a little.
Something different and fun to work on, thought i would share a picture.

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9 - T24
6 - T45
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Re: DIY DJ controller - buttons, switches, knobs, oh my

#2 Post by 88h88 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:35 pm

Well this is certainly an interesting project! I look forward to seeing more...
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Re: DIY DJ controller - buttons, switches, knobs, oh my

#3 Post by jimbo7 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:01 pm

MIXXX for the win!

Can't wait to see the build
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Re: DIY DJ controller - buttons, switches, knobs, oh my

#4 Post by ACUA » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:26 pm

That’s cool
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Re: DIY DJ controller - buttons, switches, knobs, oh my

#5 Post by J_Dunavin » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:28 pm

Yes! Mixxx is really cool! I’ve used it at a gig already, just not with a controller, this should make things nicer.

Added push buttons And some support structure on the backside, otherwise it’s a bit flimsy in the middle.
Definitely need to go back through and paint all those screwheads black, but I just want to get the main things wired up and make sure everything’s working first.

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8 - DR200
2 - DR250
9 - T24
6 - T45
1 - Auto Tuba

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