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Drums are fun, let's face it. But they are too expensive and cumbersome. The solution? Build your own electronic drum kit!
A keyboard is really a bunch of switches. So to make the drum kit, we build our own switches, and wire them up to a keyboard controller. This plugs in...
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Pretty simple, attack it with something, just don't break it. You should see 'sheets' of circuit. There are 2 with printing, and a divider
Put the keyboard aside. Now we need to make the pads.Grab some cardboard (half Manilla folders work well) and some of the aluminium foil. Put one 'pan...
On the keyboard sheets there are a variety of circles and lines. These are all conductive, and work on the same principal as out pads (when the two ci...
Plug the thing into your PC, open notepad and start drumming. Only one character should appear for each pad. If none, or more than one character appea...
The program is simple, it listens for a keypress, and plays the corresponding file.The program allows 'profiles' to set up a profile, create a new fol...
That's it, plug in your drums and drum away!
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Posted:Jun 6, 2009
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