Subject: MAX Digest - 25 Dec 1998 (#1998-111)
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 1998 00:00:00 -0500
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Topics of the day:

  1. thin ribbon position sensor
  2. Touch Sensors
  3. file opening
  4. FM Synthesis

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Date:    Fri, 25 Dec 1998 19:29:10 -0500
From:    Ken Gregory 
Subject: thin ribbon position sensor

Hi Curtis.

Most of Infusions products can be hooked up to the Stamp 1+2.

You can place the slide sensor on top of a pressure sensor to get both

Interlink Electronics make the sensors. Infusion wires them up as a package.

InterLink ph. 800-340-1331 fax 805-484-8989
THey'll only do orders of 60$ US or more.

Infusion will sell you one.

Hope this helps.

>Does anyone have info on where to find a thin ribbon touch sensor that
>(hopefully) outputs information on position as well as pressure?   If it
>can't send information on both parameters then position alone will do.  I
>want to use it to control MIDI messages sent
>to MAX from a Basic Stamp II IC.
>Thanks for any leads,
>Curtis Bahn


Date:    Fri, 25 Dec 1998 19:31:53 +0000
From:    rb 
Subject: Re: Touch Sensors

> From:    Curtis Bahn 
> Does anyone have info on where to find a thin ribbon touch sensor that
> (hopefully) outputs information on position as well as pressure?   If it
> can't send information on both parameters then position alone will do.  I
> want to use it to control MIDI messages sent to MAX from a Basic Stamp II

try interlink (i think they have something)

> From: (Peter Nyboer)
> Here is a compilation of sensor sources, culled from a recent discussion
> the Max list.
> Check these places out for sensors
> Images Company
> POB 140742
> Staten Island NY 10314
> ph 718-698-8305 sales and information
> fax 718- 982-6145
> They have a catalog which lists bend/flex sensors like the ones
> in the Mattel Power Glove, Peizo-Electric Film Sensors and lots of other
> potentially useful stuff.
> InterLink Electronics
> ph. 800-340-1331 toll free in North America
> fax 805-484-8989
> Interlink makes the FSR (force sensing resistor) sensors. You can get an
> design kit with several of their sensors and documentation which has
> schematics and info on their stuff.
> Engineers Mini-Notebook
> Sensors Projects
> by Forest M. Mimms III
> cat. no. 62-5026
> This book from Radio Shack describes lots of ways to make your own
> sensors. Lots of great ideas.
> Honeywells Micro Switch division
> ph. 1-800-537-6945 to get a cataloge with descriptions, parts, and
> application notes.
> They make all kinds of solid state sensors: pressure, vaccum gauge,
> temperature, airflow,etc.
> All these sensors will interface with the iCube or a Basic Stamp 1 or 2.
> Other Sensor Information on the WWW:
> The "flex" sensor from Jameco might do the trick:
> A source for Bend Sensors:
> A source for FSR (force sensing resistors)
> Art & Robotics Group site:


Date:    Sat, 26 Dec 1998 03:28:52 +0200
From:    Eirik Lie 
Subject: Re: file opening

>>I just bought a second-hand LC475 (68040, 33MHz) for use as a dedicated
>>(MIDI-only) computer for an installation. However, after installing Max
>>it is impossible to open any files from within Max. I may double-click a
>>file in the Finder and it opens properly, but when selecting "Open..."
>>the Max File menu I only get a system beep and nothing else.
>could it be your search path configuration?? if you have not copied over
>your preferences you will have to reset the paths.

I have tried changing the search path. No help. Anyway, if a wrong path was
set, Max should show me a dialog box with the files in that path, shouldn't

Eirik Lie, Bjornerabben 9, N-0383 Oslo, Norway
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Date:    Fri, 25 Dec 1998 21:40:14 -0500
From:    jhno 
Subject: Re: FM Synthesis

>(Hmm... Interesting idea: an MSP patcher which emulates the DX7,
>reads system exclusive patch files, and synthesizes the corresponding

there was a rumor that there is some software to convert dx7 patches into
nord modular patches. this probably explains the following:

>Subject:  X-Mas gift from Clavia!
>Clavia has released today a FM patch library of over 300 new patches!
>Here's the URL:

of course, with an msp fm patch, you can have arbitrarily complex
waveforms, etc. for example, 6-op fm, with each operator reading from a
different sound file...! hmmm, maybe that would be a mess.

anybody know of a good distortion/limiting object, besides clip~?

clip~ itself has become very useful to me...

yuletide greetings,

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