When Teenage Engineering launched Oplab c it had a somewhat a bumpy start. Developed in-house by Yuri Suzukiand the team, it was designed as a platform that bridged those interested in building own sensors using Arduino for example with those that are accustomed to purchasing or collecting ready made devices. Following the success of OP-1, Oplab is back now with more connectivity and great intro videos.
The Oplab musical experiment board allows you to interconnect virtually any electronic musical instruments and music software. It removes the hassle with one box for MIDI and another for CV or a third for USB. Just connect your cables, set the appropriate scenario and experience a perfect sync. Oplab has two standard USB host ports and one mini USB device port. So, any mobile device or computer that sends MIDI over USB or can output a audio trig click sound will work as a controller or slave via your Oplab. In the starter kit also included are Tap, a piezo microphone based sensor, perfect to trig any percussion type of motion or to build in your own designed drum pads. Flip is a accelerometer type of sensor that can measure spherical movement like shaking or flipping. Under some circumstances also measures hitting or throwing. Poke is a pressure sensitive sensor. The harder you press the higher value and finally they teamed up with Spalwart Industries to create our own team sneaker with rubber side pocket for electronics.
Oplab is available now for €279.00 or $299 at the link below.
See also Ototo Board by Dentaku