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I was inspired by Frits Lyneborg's Yellow Drum Machine. Watching the videos, it has such personality! I have also been thinking recently about sound...
For the robot base, I used a Six Leg Walking Gearbox Kit # 21-135, which is available from several different sources. Here's one source: http://ww...
I decided to make the hi-hat stick first, because it it the thinnest. I am using solenoids because the geared pager motors that Frits used cost $14 e...
I was worried about the stresses on the little dowel at the pivot point. The hole for the #6 bolt was pretty big compared to the diameter of the dowe...
The bass stick posed some problems. I tried to mount the solenoid horizontally, but it didn't work well. I ended up with a vertical mount. The fork...
Adding the snare stick was really the same as the hi-hat stick. I used brass rod to bend around the solenoid and then attach to the dowel. Frits adv...
I wanted to add a sound sensor so that the little bot could have more input from its surroundings. Frits wrote that the bot should respond to its env...
The little guy is merrily roaming my studio space and occasionally drumming on walls, file cabinets, and the like. This was a really fun project beca...
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