It's a triangle shaped thing...we're not really making a traditional instrument, more like a quasi theremin. It's kinda like this
except there's an actual frame and, well, different.
Yeah, that's specific. We need it to make both synthetic sounds (we're going for Mario!) and other instruments (like a piano, trumpet, maybe a violin), which is why we decided on MIDI.
Anywho, so the same sap who helped me in the lab last time placed an order for one of these
for me, and told me it can be used as a MIDI synthesizer. After looking at the lovely data sheet, I see that there's a lovely library (page 25, if your curious). So I'm sure there's a way to do it, I'm just totally lost. My emphasis is in power systems and smart grid shit, not microcontrollers or processors or, well, this. Sorry for the whining.
Anyway, anyone still awake and want to teach me how to make this stupid little board work the way I want it to?
Edit: I should really search google BEFORE bugging y'all. Thank maude for the internet. How did people do shit before the internet? I'll never know.
"YES. DO IT WITH CONFIDENCE" ~fortune cookie