Intro: Electronic Bass Drum Trigger
I have another instructable on here about my electronic drum pad design.
I had to do something different, though, for the bass pedal.
This design is what i came up with.
I'm going to rely on pictures more and text less than in my other instructable.
Step 1: Materials + Tools
I wasn't paying very much attention to what I was doing while building this, I was mostly making it up as I went along. Here's a list of basically what you'll need. (The measurements are mostly relative, and not exact.)
1x - 3/4" wood, 4x12"
1x - 3/4" wood, 4x3.5"
1x - wood, 4x4x3"
2x - 3" metal corner brackets
2x - 1/4" foam, 3x4"
1x - sheet metal, 3x4"
1x - sheet metal, about 3x2"
1x - Peizo sensor (35mm)
1x - RCA style phono jack
2x - legs/"spurs" from acoustic bass drum
Heavy cloth and vinyl for covering.
Screws - long and short
Drill + bits (screw drive, 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch, small size for pilot holes for screws.
Saw (I just used a hand saw, but anything will work
Heavy duty stapler and staples (at least 1/4")
Hot-Glue gun with glue
Step 2: Link
All of the electronics, And the basic design for the vertical face of this pedal, are the same as in my other project, linked here. Electronic Drum Pad
This should explain most of the idea, and the rest of the pictures should help as well.
Step 3: Uncovered Renderings
I forgot to take any pictures while I was building this, and have no pictures of the sensor before it was completed. I did though, make some sketch-up renderings of how it all looks on the inside.
Step 4: All the Rest of the Pictures
Make sure to read the captions for instructions and details.
Step 5: Thanks!
I hope this helps anyone out there looking for ideas for their own DIY edrums.
Feel more than free to comment me for any questions or comments.