So, I'm rather new to this whole microcontroller thing but I've been researching for about 2 months. I'm a musician and I'm looking to turn an old supernintendo controller into a midi controller. I was originally looking at the basicstamp, but after scouring the forums I came across a couple threads that lead me to believe that propeller may be a better option.
The goal of the project is to send MIDI data out by pressing the buttons of the Supernintendo controller. I'd like the MIDI data to be sent through usb(so I'll probably using the Propstick USB?). I also want all the boards,controllers, and other electronics to be inside the Supernintendo controller.
So here are my questions,...
1. Is my idea feasible with propeller?
2. Is the project too far out of a relative beginners range?
3. I plan on using this kit, http://www.parallax.com/Store/Microcontrollers/BASICStampModules/tabid/134/ProductID/506/List/1/Default.aspx?SortField=UnitCost,ProductName
. Would that be all I need?
4. What about power? Would I need some type of powering unit or can I power it using the usb cable?
Thanks in advance!