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”!
- Gardener app (hosted on my website)
- Repo on Github, issues and pull requests welcome
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.