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Hi there,
welcome to "build your own midi/piano/music/song identifier from scratch". Within the following steps we will guide you through installing the necessary software on your raspberry and building the casing - all files included.

If you’ve grown up in the 70s and 80s, you may even recognize parts of the design. We drew our inspiration mainly from the Apple II. The slight upward angle at the bottom front, as well as the slightly upward angled keyboard are iconic (have a look at the pictures for a comparison).

Alright, let’s get going!

Step 1: Required Components

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Below you can find the list of parts we used. Have other loudspeakers or a different keyboard lying around? By all means, go ahead and use them instead! The specific parts are not that important as long as you have all of them. ;)

  1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (other raspberries will also likely work)
  2. Capacitive touch display 7" (Waveshare for Raspberry Pi RPI Raspberry Pi 3.5 inch Touch Screen TFT LCD (A) 320 * 480/Raspberry Pi Model B/Raspberry Pi Model B)
  3. Loudspeakers (Basetech Mini USB PC Speaker)
  4. Midi USB keyboard (AKAI LPK25 | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops)
  5. Wood for laser cutting (approx 3mm thick)

That is really cool. Awesome project.