Send wireless MIDI continuous controller (CC) messages over the air to your favorite BLE synthesizer or synth app on iOS or mac os! This project uses the CLUE's built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor to send three different CC signals as you tilt and roll your hand.

Use the CLUE's TFT screen, buttons, and touch pads to select different CC numbers, and even pause/restart sending data while maintaining the BLE MIDI connection.

You can also change the sound of your synth entirely at the tap of a CLUE touchpad by sending Bank/Preset Program Change messages.

Parts

Adafruit CLUE - nRF52840 Express with Bluetooth LE

PRODUCT ID: 4500
Do you feel like you just don't have a CLUE? Well, we can help with that - get a CLUE here at Adafruit by picking up this sensor-packed development board. We wanted to build some...
$39.95
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3 x AAA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch and 2-Pin JST

PRODUCT ID: 727
This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. We spec'd these out because the box is slim, and 3 AAA's add up to about...
$1.95
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Alkaline AAA batteries - 3 pack

PRODUCT ID: 3520
Battery power for your portable project! These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects in the shop that use AAA's. This is a...
$1.50
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
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Other Materials

In addition to the parts above you'll also need:

  • Glove/mitten/fingerless glove or wrist strap
  • Velcro or other material to adhere the CLUE to the glove/strap
This guide was first published on Jul 13, 2020. It was last updated on Jul 13, 2020.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Aug 14, 2020.