Maxuino//ABleton + Humidity Sensor and Soild Moisture Sensors

The next step was to get the humidity and soil moisture sensors working with MAX MSP.

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After uploading the Firmata I downloaded the maxuino max patch from the Maxuino website. I also needed to download a CNMAT-externals for the arduino to run through max.

Then, following the stages in the maxuino.maxhelp patch I was able to get the sensors to work.  I could see that the changes in the data would be quite slow but as they will be inside a terrarium I think it would be interesting to see how much it changes throughout the running of the installation.

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My next challenge was to get Maxuino and Ableton talking to each other. This was a lot easier than expected as I’d been working with Max4Live over the past few days. All I needed to do was cop and paste the maxuino.maxpat into Max4Live and select the input I was looking for. I this 15. (I learnt that 1-13 are digital then then inputs keep going round and round again – meaning that Analog 0 would be 14 and Analog 1 would be 15… and so on)

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Now I have an input in Max4Live I can now use it to trigger things – which is my next step.

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