Hack a Guitar Hero drumset to use it with any computer over USB, Part 4

< < Part 3Part 5 >>   BitBucket repository is live: https://bitbucket.org/MostThingsWeb/usbdrumming/src In part 3, we finished fleshing out the details of the hardware and embedded software. In this part, we’re going to build it!   Ready? Let’s begin… …by reading this first Let me preface this post by saying that I am not responsible […]

Hack a Guitar Hero drumset to use it with any computer over USB, Part 3

< < Part 2Part 4 >>   BitBucket repository is live: https://bitbucket.org/MostThingsWeb/usbdrumming/src In part 2, we finished up the initial drafts of the hardware and embedded software for the drumset. Now, we’ll make a few modifications to our circuit and software to add some additional features.   Improving the circuit Let’s add three more things […]

Hack a Guitar Hero drumset to use it with any computer over USB, Part 2

< < Part 1Part 3 >> BitBucket repository is live: https://bitbucket.org/MostThingsWeb/usbdrumming/src Continuing where we left off from part 1, let’s plan out some of the hardware that will interface with the drumset. A little bit later, we’ll prototype the embedded software.   Planning the hardware We already know that the control box and drumpad controller […]

Hack a Guitar Hero drumset to use it with any computer over USB, Part 1

Part 2 >> BitBucket repository is live: https://bitbucket.org/MostThingsWeb/usbdrumming/src So, you’ve got one of those Guitar Hero (World Tour) drumsets, and want to use it with your computer? Are you also looking for a fun DIY project involving soldering, electronics, and possibly voiding a few warranties on consumer hardware? Great! Read on.