I picked up this plastic toy at my local Salvation Army and converted into a fully-functioning MIDI controller using a Teensy. The device is plugged into my Ubuntu machine running a simple synth patch in PureData, meant to just give me some basic feedback about the behavior of each button.

Blog post: cs.unk.edu/~webb/2012/03/rescued-toy-converted-into-midi-controller/

Instructable: instructables.com/id/Converting-a-rescued-toy-into-a-MIDI-controller/

j vimeo.com/37819149

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