7 segment display

Intentions

I meant the first iteration of the N32B to work with an RGB endless encoder. The idea was to simplify the primary function controls, which is changing the controller channel.

16 unique colors for 16 channels, was a delightful idea mapping each channel into its own color, but probably I was over thinking it since I had to memorise the color for each channel number.

Obviously, I had to find a better approach.

The solution

A simple component such as 7 segment display with two momentary tactile push buttons was the way to go.

7 segment display with two momentary tactile push buttons

One button to increase the current channel value and one to decrease it. The display will show the current value. We can use the two buttons, in a future firmware release, to alternate the controller primary functions – for example, when clicking both buttons together, it could change the controller to control the selected device parameters within Ableton Live.

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