I built a web UI in front of pd2dsy!

Hi folks! I’ve been meaning to do something cool with my Pod and patch.Init() when I bumped into one of Takumi’s excellent Daisy+Pd videos on YouTube! I tried out pd2dsy and loved how quick I was able to get something working on the hardware. Then I thought, the setup process for pd2dsy would still be tricky for a non-developer, so what if I put it in a Docker container with a web UI in front? After a week or so of tinkering, here’s “Gardener”!

It’s still really rough around the edges. For example, if your patch fails to compile, you won’t get to see the error output yet. But it’s a good start!

In the future I can imagine Gardener doing other things too, like combining the functionality of the Daisy Web Programmer or compilation support for MaxMSP gen~. It could become a more general-purpose “web playground” for Daisy.

Try it out and let me know how it goes!

P.S. - As I was getting ready to post, I saw the awesome update that plugdata now supports Daisy hardware - wow! Plugdata looks like an even more streamlined experience to get a Pd patch onto Daisy hardware, although Gardener has some advantages of its own since it’s web-based. I think the zero-install aspect is really promising.

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Oh wow! This is seriously awesome! Love the Daisy-themed naming too :slight_smile:

For sure, I think this serves different purpose when compared to plugdata.
Being able to flash without installing anything is really nice!!

Really cool to have more ways to use pd2dsy now!! Thank you so much!!

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Very nice this!

Can indeed see a use for perhaps an online service that compiles and flashes for you. Would certainly make setup a lot easier.

Since you intend to also integrate max/gen~ I’ll leave the topic in the general #integrations section.
(I was going to move it to #integrations:pure-data but lets leave the possibilities open :wink: )

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Thank you both for checking it out!

No promises on getting around to adding gen~ support anytime soon :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: so feel free to move the post if you’d like.

I’m going to work on error output next, hopefully that will be a quick addition that provides a lot of value.

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