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  • Visual Metronome for Drummers

    Hello @tpsully and others,I'm a drummer myself, and a fanatic on Arduino gimmicks. Very nice schematic and tool made by tpsully. I made two, one for myself and one for my drum teacher (After having seen a short movie of mine, he definitively wanted to have a similar one. His remark was that a visual metronome is better suited for drummers than the normal click type metronome, to which I fully concur).I used the schematic from tpsully, and started with his Arduino code. After playing a bit with the tpsully design, I made the following changes to the hardware/software:- I use two times two strips of neopixels, giving me 2 led bars of 16 leds each, as I wanted to be able to play 12/8 rhythms, so I needed more leds for this rhythm. This gives me also the possibility to use set of two leds per…

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    Hello @tpsully and others,I'm a drummer myself, and a fanatic on Arduino gimmicks. Very nice schematic and tool made by tpsully. I made two, one for myself and one for my drum teacher (After having seen a short movie of mine, he definitively wanted to have a similar one. His remark was that a visual metronome is better suited for drummers than the normal click type metronome, to which I fully concur).I used the schematic from tpsully, and started with his Arduino code. After playing a bit with the tpsully design, I made the following changes to the hardware/software:- I use two times two strips of neopixels, giving me 2 led bars of 16 leds each, as I wanted to be able to play 12/8 rhythms, so I needed more leds for this rhythm. This gives me also the possibility to use set of two leds per beat for rhythms like 3/4, 4/4 etc.. I still needed to strips, one for the student and one for the teacher, so have now 4 neopixels strips in total.- Due to the additional leds, but also as I included all the following rhythms: 2/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8, 7/8, 12/8 and 12/8-shuffle, I needed to modify the software substantially. Thanks to tpsully, who has extensively put comments in his software, this was not very difficult to do.- I designed and 3D printed a smaller enclosure box for the teensy, switch and encoder, with small separate enclosures for the led strips, which could be fitted more easily on my sheet music holder. I'm happy to share my modified code and 3D design with you all, but have no possibility to upload the files to this post. Drop me a mail and I will send you the files ( wimjanse@xs4all.nl ).Many thanks to tpsully for the original design. See the pictures of what I finally made of it.Regards,Wim

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