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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.


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!

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

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

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?

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.