Looking to add MIDI to your project? This is a female, 5-pin, right-angle DIN 5/180? connector which will interface with most standard MIDI cables.
The pins are spaced by just about 0.1", making these connectors easy to prototype with. The contacts are rated to 2A @100VAC and 1A @ 24VDC.
Keep an eye out for upcoming MIDI-based products using these connectors!
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Put it on a protoboard and rip out your circuit. Find the pinout and solder. Simple as it gets. This is the same part I replaced in a production midi drum set. It's "the part that gets used" as it were.
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The Eagle package for this part is wrong. All the pins are mislabeled. Looking at the datasheet, the pins from left to right order are: 3, 5, 2, 4, 1. On your Eagle DIN_5_FEMALE_SUPPORT package the order is: 2, 4, 1, 5, 3. Github pull request: https://github.com/sparkfun/SparkFun-Eagle-Libraries/pull/22
Do these pins fit into a breadboard!? Also, concerning the 2 pins located at the front, do they serve only for mounting purposes?? Do they have to be connected to GND or NC (the front pins). I take it that there is a possibility they may interfere with plugging into a breadboard. I imagine you can plug it into the Middle of the boardboard so that the mounting pins fit into the other section of the breadboard apart from the other section.
Looking forward to answers.
What would be the easiest way to get this mounted in a panel? Somehow bolt the circuit board to the side?
Ah, I'll use the little right angle brackets you guys have. Those should work well.
What pins do I solder to for MIDI?
It depends on whether you're working on MIDI IN, or MIDI OUT/THRU.
MIDI Out and thru get pin 2 soldered to ground. Do NOT solder pin 2 to ground for MIDI IN. It needs to float or else you'll get a noisy ground loop.
Schematic and my own OSH board design here: http://10rem.net/blog/2012/03/13/designing-the-open-source-hardware-net-gadgeteer-midi-module
Eagle part, please!
Nvrmnd. Made one myself.