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Tangible drum machine

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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

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  1. 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/

  2. 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/

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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