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how to make cheap guitar hero drums (wii)? Answered

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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frollardBest Answer (author)2009-11-22

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...


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godofal (author)frollard2009-11-23

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...

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frollard (author)godofal2009-11-23

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)

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godofal (author)frollard2009-11-25

that's actually a great idea!
il search for it right now :)

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frollard (author)godofal2009-11-25

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.

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