this is my first post here and I am very new to this whole topic, so bare with me. I am making music since quite a few years and have been dreaming about building my own little drum machine, to integrate all the functions I am missing with existing ones.
Recently I stumpled upon PD as a tool to realize this on the software side. While PD looks doable, even for a noob like me, I have no clue how to realize the hardware. I learned about PD through the organelle, a little synthesizer, which runs PD patches on a Raspberry Pi. (There are topics about this here, but dunno how well known it generelly is around here.) So I guessed I could do the same: Create all the Functions in PD on a Rasperry, connect the Raspberry to some knobs and buttons and then assign the Functions in my programm to those knobs and buttons.
Heres where I'm left clueless: how do I do that? I know that there are breadboards and I figured I can somehow put together a prototype on such a thing, try out different possibilities and if at some point Im satisfied think about actually building the thing. But as you probably guessed by now I have no clue neither about raspberry nor about electronics. So can anyone give me advice on how to start such a project? Or maybe tell me that my assumption is completely wrong and its way more complicated?
Hope Im in the right subforum and my question is not all to basic. Any advice would be great!
Cheers and thanks a lot!