I emailed Ladyada directly, but she replied only with "Post questions on the forums, thanks."
So, here it is:
I've been quietly watching all of your awesome innovations for a while now (and bought a few, boarduino, USBTinyISP, etc...)
I just got an old beaten up lighting console with 24 faders, 24 buttons (+ 5 buttons, + 3 buttons + 1 fader that is like a pitch bend (+/-) and 2 other faders. (so ... 27 faders + 32 buttons). I was planning on tagging cables off of all of the leads and using them with a more current USB>DMX software I have that supports MIDI.
Can the MIDIsense handle that somehow? Is there a way of expanding the board to be able to handle it all in one shot, without having to get multiple boards and multiple controllers, etc...?
I'd even happily hardwire it via a USB Interface if such a thing existed, but I haven't been able to find anything that quite solves my problem...
I'd just hate to see such a classic old lighting console go to waste before it's time.