i'm not going to go into as much detail on this one because i'm lazy so check out-
if you're confused on anything, or feel free to ask questions
VIDEO on the last page
comment please? thanks.
Step 1: Get Your Stuff! Quick!
-a drum module. this is the big buy. i got mine used for 150, and supposedly you can get specs to make one on-line but i'm an idiot when it comes to circuitry so i just bought mine. alesis makes a mdi i/o box that's 150 new, and perfect if you're gonna be smart and use your computer wiht superior drummer or whatever. if you need portable sounds i recommend the dm5 because it's cheap.
as many of these items as you want pads. aka 5 pads=5 piezos:
-some mouse pads.
-some piezo transducers from radio shack. #273-073. call ahead, alot of them don't stock many of them
-1/4" jacks, also from radioshack. i don't know the number for those, but they're easy to find and plentiful. GET MONO!
-an exacto knife that you're not particularly fond of
-a piece of wood. i got some really thin like, particle board stuff for literally 50 cents from the scrap section of home depot. it works great.
-POWER TOOLS! this is a new addition for this version over my old one, but it looks alot better in my opinion. i got my kit for like 100 bucks, and it's junk, but it works.
Step 2: Measure Cut Fun
it wont let me put notes on my pictures! argh!
so yeah. the particle board puts out mad dust, so i declared a jihad on coughing and sneezing and rocked the ninja shirt.
because safety first right...?
then cut a piece of 1/1 to match three sides of the beast, and another piece of the particle board that will go the length of the board, and be the same height as the 1x1. it makes sense if you look at the finished project.
Step 3: Glue Drill Whoo!
then i drilled holes through the mouse pads and the particle board. then i glued the piezos down, and ran the wires through the holes. i added some ghetto extensions wires to the leads off the piezos too.
Step 4: So Close to Done
Step 5: Donezo!
it wouldn't let me embed it, so click it yo!
i actually got an official kick thing because i'm getting pretty serious about digital drums, but i was using a project box with a piezo taped inside and a hole drilled in the side for the mono jack, and it worked fine.