Over the weekend, I added the native PS/2 mouse mod to this 386SX ISA SBC, which shares the keyboard PS/2 port so I can use a standard splitter to use both 😀
Today and yesterday I've been having fun with the MT32-pi, which is at this point, quite a ready to use project!
All I had to do was edit some plaintext items in the mt32-pi.cfg file, following their now easy-ish to use MT32-Pi Wiki
I added a DAC, screen, MIDI in optocoupler and rotary encoder to the pi 3b. The wiring is a tad messy but it sounds awesome with the DAC and through this Bose speaker that I'm fond of, because its standard EQ makes FM sound fantastic.
There are some pi hats around already that people have made for this to simplify it but they use the oled screen, I like this 20x2 screen, I might still go that route potentially . I'm wondering if I should try designing up a casing for this so its less messy, but it might need a PCB since the wiring is such a hassle.
Really cool project though, I'm surprised there isn't a dedicated thread on here given its utility and how much MT-32s cost now.