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Tangible Sequencer Interfaces - Bubblegum and Ball Bearing Drum Machines Answered


Bubblegum Sequencer
The Bubblegum Sequencer is a physical step sequencer that lets you create drumloops by arranging colored balls on a tangible surface. It generates MIDI events and can be used as an input device to control audio hardware and software. Finally, people can't claim anymore that electronic music isn't handmade.

Also, check out the similar BeatBearing.

The BeatBearing project is a simple Tangible User Interface that uses ball bearings to program a sequencer.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

I can't decide - this is either really easy to make, or really hard. I have a computer and a webcam - how do I turn them into this?? Instructable, please!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

it looks really easy, all you need is the software that he has (I think he made it?)

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Clayton H.
Clayton H.

13 years ago

It would be fun to build one of the bubble gum ones.

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

Hey - who ate my keyboard! :-D

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jester_rob
jester_rob

13 years ago

So, i kinda thought the point of instructables was to get the knowledge out there that will allow people to create and help improve these technologies. Where can we find the program, how does the camera have to be positioned, can you ad more tracks, what about using ball bearings and having metal contacts that add lights.... in other words I WANT TO BUILD ONE AND MAKE IT COOL AS HELL...can you help?

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

I love those kinds of projects that are able to use a tangible interface and convert it to something electronically substantial...It's much more fitting with how my brain works.