Midi soundblaster direct connect?

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Fri May 28 00:34:56 2004

>> [...joystick port MIDI converter...] Mine cost me CAD 34.45, TTC,
>> around the middle of last August.
> Hacking together a very simple circuit with an opto-isolator, a few
> resistors, diodes, etc. costs a lot less. There are several circuits
> available on the 'net.

Sure, and I imagine I could design one myself easily enough - I know
_that_ much about electronics.

But I don't have any suitable optoisolators on hand (I found only one,
and its output device was a mains-voltage triac), and the hassle factor
of obtaining some was enough to outweigh the extra dollars the pre-made
adapter cost me.

Besides, by the time you add in mounting and housing, the cost for the
homebrew has probably at least doubled, in money and time both.
(Granted, its hack value would have been significantly higher that way.)

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