Music

From now until the awesomeness that is Maker Faire Austin, I’ll be highlighting projects that you can find at Travis County Fairgrounds on 10/18-19. Tickets here; see you there!

Craig Newswanger’s HyperLumaMidiMagnaTronic robot drum set seems like a human drummer. Except, it can play with perfect timing and doesn’t need bathroom breaks:

Afterwards, learn how to build your own (milder) drumbot in this Make article.

6 thoughts on “Making Austin Weird: Robotic Drummer

  1. Well either the Organ Grinder, or of Uncle Milt’s Pizza in Vancouver.

    Hmmm… maybe I need to start making my own midi version of their setups…

  2. Is it still in business? I used to go to the Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis a LONG time ago, but it seems the “Pizza n’ Pipes” kitsch died off. Now i need to go a’googlin’ to see what happened to the organ… Funny, but when i saw this clip, I thought of theatre organs, too. Substitute little pneumatic motors for the rotary solenoids and there you are…

Comments are closed.

Tagged
Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (dirtnailpedicab.com), stop killing your garden (growerbot.com), and live in an off-grid shipping container (boxouse.com).

View more articles by Luke Iseman