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Turn anything into a drum set with your Arduino and this simple kit. Some makers build custom drum sets from fine hardwoods, while others take the easy route and make practice sets from mouse pads and sheet metal. Instead of building my own, I used the included piezo elements to trick out my Rock Band drums, hooked them up to my friend’s Yamahas, and gave him a few more drumheads to tap. With software like GarageBand or Ableton Live, you can start making music right away. Simply map your notes with the Arduino sketch, and start recording.

Jake Spurlock

Web Developer at MAKE. I’m an Engineer. That means I solve problems.

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  1. pvzine says:

    I’m thinking salsa with this neat drum kit.

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  4. [...] and the new Arduino UNO Revision 3 (a $48.94 value.) Here is web ninja Jake Spurlock’s review from the issue: Turn anything into a drum set with your Arduino and this simple kit. some makers [...]

  5. The real problem is find the best materials for doing it …. if you think about the roland or alesis products… one of the best developments are the materials and the way they put it together.

    PD: arduino is an excellent option