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Picture of DDR-style musical instrument
dancemat.jpg
ddr_pd.jpg
This is a quickly-built musical instrument that I made using the "free" promotional dance-dance-revolution dance mats that Kraft is giving out.

Step 1: Get a free DDR dancemat

Picture of Get a free DDR dancemat
Kraft is giving these out for $6 - including shipping, so it won't set you back much to get one.
 
make3d3 years ago
I put kfatwindows.pd and kraftpad_win32wrapper.pd in anywhere, but where i put the joystick .dll?

In same folder that pd_joystick, downloaded of http://crca.ucsd.edu/~jsarlo/pd/?

or

C:\Program Files (x86)\pd\extra?

I am newbie.
davidmerrill (author)  make3d3 years ago
Hi!

It has been some time since I wrote this, and I actually don't remember where that .dll needs to go. But I'd try duplicating it, putting a copy of it in both of those places -- and you might also try putting a copy into the windows directory for good measure.

Best of luck!
-David
Tomcat947 years ago
I can't seem to find that pad. The link does not work... :((((
jon22118 years ago
glad to see people using Pure Data
could u use that pad just as a controler for step mania (the computer DDR thing)?
davidmerrill (author)  stickdeathgod8 years ago
I haven't tried that, but I think you could.. It looks identical to the $60 DDR controller that is for sale online..
saites20019 years ago
I don't think you should have held the camera while playing that. Neat project, though. Would you be willing to post your code?
davidmerrill (author)  saites20018 years ago
p.s. thanks to Joe Rothermich for adapting my original code to work in Windows (it was in Linux)
davidmerrill (author)  saites20018 years ago
You're in luck! If you're using windows, you can use the code that I put up, on the "build a software program" page of this instructable. http://www.instructables.com/id/EIYJEPMACQERIE1WXB/
davidmerrill (author)  saites20019 years ago
heh, yeah I wanted the viewer to get the feel for what it's like to actually play the instrument! apologies for any nausea that this caused.. Sure, I'll post the code in a few days - I don't have it with me at the moment.
mrbob10009 years ago
awsome instructable
radiorental9 years ago
very nice! I did some thing similar here: http://www.instructables.com/id/EIJMKZV2EAEP2877XF/?ALLSTEPS I'll certainly add this to the repetoire for my intended users - thanks!
simon setup.png
davidmerrill (author)  radiorental9 years ago
nice project! looks like fun.