Step 8: Turntable From Keyboard

The TerminatorX software can use only the mouse for scratching. But there are also a couple of more functional keys on the keyboard that can enhance your scratching experience. Normally you can use your existing keyboard, but why not use a second one?

From an old keyboard I took out all the unnecessary keys, leaving only the ones compatible with the software. For example the F1 to F12 are the numbers of the virtual turntables (maximum 12) and the Tabb switches to the next one. Note that you can scratch only on one turntable at a given time. The rest of the buttons I will explain to you later.

Now, in the free space on the keyboard you can attach the mouse part and the spinning plate. You will need to plug both the keyboard and the mouse into the computer to use this table, but it is a more dedicated device. You can also use all sort of decorations on it (mine didn’t needed any because of the cool contrast of the white keys and the black plastic background).

Reported because of animal cruelty.<br>JK :)
Can you show us how to make this of old gramophone?
can i use a laser mouse?
Can't realize you used a Lou Reed Vinyl for the spinning tool... And Berlin, especially... <br> <br>But the project is nice and I do love it. Do you think it could be used as a parallel controller, such as a volume controller or something ?
&quot;You will need a screwdriver with a six pointed star shape...&quot; It's called a Torx-6 screwdriver.
It's not necessarily a Torx-6. All Torx drivers have 6 points, but the sizes range from T1 to T100. Most hard drives require a driver bit that's somewhere from T6 to T10. Some drives may even have screws with a variety of different head sizes.<br><br>Best bet is to buy a cheap set from Harbor Freight tools or Fry's electronics.
Hey i made the same some time ago!<br><br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7XWJ4kmttI<br>lg
Yall need to chk out mine its a different take on this.
i don&acute;t understand...what is that, what does it do, do something?<br />
&nbsp;linux isnt a gui program there for you need to understand computer programing
No, there is a gui, you are just too stupid to know
classici linux doesnt have gui<br />
Here is proof:<br /> http://www2.mandriva.com/<br /> http://www.ubuntu.com/<br /> http://pclinuxos.com/<br /> <br /> Some don't, but those are FLOPPY based distros<br /> <br /> Troll<br />
did i say all? nope<br />
The Linux kernel is GUI free, but you need to know know how to program to make a Distro, but that is not the debate, you seem to be saying that the mainstream Distro he has here has no GUI<br />
&nbsp;Linux does not inherently have a GUI. Any GUI for Linux is a separate desktop manager, most of them running off of X (Gnome etc.).<br /> <br /> A lot of small or server distros do not have a GUI, as it is not needed or practical.<br />
The point is that most desktop Linux distributions ship by default with a particular window manager and they are often referred to simply as Linux. This behavior means that it is sufficient to say that Linux has a GUI.<br><br>If you'd like to nitpick though, I'll point out that Linux is not an OS technically. To be specific most are GNU/Linux where the GNU tools are combined with the Linux kernel to produce an operating system.<br><br>Server distros do not have GUIs because they consume system resources that could be used instead for the server's purpose. They is also not used because the sys admin often needs more granular (finer) control over the operations which is harder to accomplish using a GUI (without a terminal window). Because all they wanted with the GUI was the terminal window it is simpler, easier, and more efficient to utilize the terminal without the GUI. This frees up memory space for application use and reduces the network bandwidth needed to access the system (even remote x windowing is resource intensive compared to a shell).
the people want a video!
&nbsp;Good!<br /> Can i play games like beatmania whith this? or anybody has a solution?
&nbsp;Interesting idea... I'm not entirely sure how practical this is, but still its pretty cool. For an even better version of this you could theoretically make a simple program to output midi cc messages from this to any actually nice DJ software (Traktor etc) to make it slightly more practical.
&nbsp;I really like your thinking here...&nbsp;theoretically&nbsp;we could set the turntable up as described above and have the mouse wheel for a crossfader...<br /> You could also set up your keyboard keys for cue control etc.<br /> If you have any links for me to check out surrounding this type of information it would be much appreciated (I am a professional dj and would love to hit up a club with personally made equipment)
I made one, and my friend currently has my Ubuntu computer. So I found a Windows program called SoundCraft. Check it out:<br /> <br /> <object height="344" width="425"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/nYXcSKjebIE&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;color1=0xe1600f&amp;color2=0xfebd01" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="344" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/nYXcSKjebIE&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;color1=0xe1600f&amp;color2=0xfebd01" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" /></object><br />
Nice one! both the turntable and the software.<br /> You can download it from http://www.csh.rit.edu/~hexer/soundcraft/download.html (works on linux too - with wine)<br /> <br />
If you fast forward to about 0:30 I turned the volume up<br />
Wow. Now the hard part, how do I get linux????<br />
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download<br />
This is an awesome idea :) but you should try to make a clean version, and myabe incase it in some kind of container or something. my mom has a bunch of CDs that look like vinyl i wanna try to use with this!
I have tried to keep the design simple but variable; with a minimal use of tools.<br /> For a clean design read only the steps 2, 4 and 7 ;) that's the most stable one.<br /> For a container use a box; with the lid opened&nbsp; it will look more like a real &quot;record player&quot; and will be safe for transport.<br />
Addition: It would be extra sick if you could have the disc turn by itself too...<br />
OHMYGOODNESS&nbsp;THANK&nbsp;YOU&nbsp;A&nbsp;BILLION&nbsp;TIMES.<br /> <br /> I've been looking for *good* *affordable* DJ equipment for some time, and this whip from old parts is a godsend until I can save up for better gear.<br />
Cool. Heres a tip, if the disc isnt making a good grip on the roller add some hockey grip tape to the side of the disc that touches the roller.<br />
I like the ghetto look of this is cool. I have a bunch of old parts like mice and keyboards and HDD disks which arnt as useful for most projects so now i can put them to good use. good thing i saved them, cause usually i just keep the power supplies, HDDs and cd/dvd burners. I assume it will work on puppy linux?
This is awesome! Now, to get a Linux computer...<br />
This is is one I have to try!<br />

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