Bill Sherman of Botsmaker just put the finishing touches on his latest project, called Percussus, The Robot Drum Machine. It’s pretty satisfying to re-purpose old equipment to make music, and the results sound like an old telephone switch set to music. When will we see it go on tour with a stepper motor band?

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • shotgunner

    Reason Magazine just sent me a renewal notice with the google earth view of my home printed on the OUTSIDE of the envelope!


    So many times I see things on Make that I want to do but just don’t have the time. This is a nice small creative thing to do that I will actually do.

  • gear head

    a template to make these envelope profiles would be handy, I’d use it quite a bit I think.