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Here are instructions for building a drum machine with a tangible visual interface. A camera above the paper drum board reads the positions of physical objects and translates them into sounds, as indicated on the labels on the objects. It looks fairly easy to make, with most of the components from paper and card.


The d-touch Drum Machine

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3XQNVBRAGDT37SCJ2G52RD5X4 D-touch

    Hello. 
    Thanks to the feedback and comments we received from people all over the World, we learned about a number of ways to improve the d-touch drum machine and sequencer applications.We have recently launched a new release of the d-touch drum machine and d-touch sequencer with lots of new features. Always fully and freely available from the Web.For more information http://d-touch.org/audio/whatsnew/

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3XQNVBRAGDT37SCJ2G52RD5X4 D-touch

    Hello. 
    Thanks to the feedback and comments we received from people all over the World, we learned about a number of ways to improve the d-touch drum machine and sequencer applications.We have recently launched a new release of the d-touch drum machine and d-touch sequencer with lots of new features. Always fully and freely available from the Web.For more information http://d-touch.org/audio/whatsnew/