MIDI Footsteps

Introduction

This is a project I made as part of a large installation, however the rest of the installation is defined by software so I just want to present the hardware aspects here.


The requirements were simple, I wanted to detect someone treading on a pressure sensor and transfer that information back to a computer through a MIDI interface. I was only interested in the step / no step event but I decided to make a system that would respond to different amounts of pressure.

Finished unit

Foot Sensors

A foot sensitive MIDI interface

By Mike Cook

Electronics

Construction

Software