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how to make cheap guitar hero drums (wii)?

well, here in holland these drums cost about €119 (more than $150) and i was wondering if there was a way of making these completely myself. not only the drum pads, but also the software, electronics and all that.
can it be done/is it already done?
and if yes, how/by who?


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frollard7 years ago
The modification common is to create better drum pads for an existing set...

To start from scratch would be a pain - the electronics alone (must interface with the wiimote somehow) would be ugly...


godofal (author)  frollard7 years ago
yeah, id already figure that the elektronics and the interface would be one big mess, but i also thought that if its possible, its alot cheaper than a brand new set...

and ive seen the pads, and i intend to use those, but my main problem is the elektronics and the interface...
afaik there's no homebrew 'brain' that talks to a wii and pretends to be a drum set...yet.

You could probably find a broken set online, make your own pads, and hook up the piezos to the broken set (read: Physically broken)
godofal (author)  frollard7 years ago
that's actually a great idea!
il search for it right now :)
https://www.instructables.com/id/rock-band-drum-kit-WITHOUT-MIDI-D/

Thats what this person did - just get a cheap/broken kit, chop off the dead stuff, and attach GOOD drum pads to the existing brain.