A Monome is an undedicated controller consisting of an Cartesian array of illuminated switches. As it is undedicated, its function is wholly defined by the program driving it. Normally a Monome is configured as an 8 by 8, 16 by 8 or 16 by 16 array. Using standard software it presents a uniform program interface that has allowed many people to write programs that use it. Its main use is in music applications and has been programmed in a wide range of languages including Max, Chuck, PD and Ableton Live.
It is well known that a tool, especially a music tool, often dictates what you can do with it, some things are easy yet others remain virtually impossible. By changing that tool you often open up new and interesting possibilities, it is with this in mind that I developed the Hexome.
The “Hexome” – the Arduino-powered hexagonal-based monome