For the University of the Arts Chelsea Digital maker fare I created an arduino/pure data installation that allowed for users too control pure data in a similar fashion to a MIDI controller.
I made a simple ‘FM’ type synth, using additive synthesis in Pure Data, and then I mapped the analog inputs from the arduino device and the potentiometers to the center frequency, modulation frequency and modulation depth.
The components came from an arduino kit made by the hackney based technology store ‘Technology will save us’ who designs arduino starter kits for all ages and they also host workshops.
This will be a developing concept and hopefully will develop further. Image below, taken by a visitor to the maker fare: