Bodhrán-Bot – Solenoid Drumming Research

wooden solenoid drum beater from Make

The idea of building an autonomous drum that can be programmed and played with solenoids and actuators is certainly not a new one. Type the terms “solenoid drum” or “robot drum” into Youtube and you will find numerous videos of Continue reading Bodhrán-Bot – Solenoid Drumming Research


Over the next few posts I will document our efforts building a Bodhrán that will be played using a number of solenoids and motors controlled by the musicians eyes. Proposal The goal of this project is to enable a young man Continue reading Bodhrán-Bot

Patatap and MaKeyMaKey

patatap screenshot, abstract

If you haven’t seen patatap yet go to the website and have a quick play around (works in Chrome Browser). It’s a really fun interactive web-app (also available on iOS) that produces sound and visuals in your browser (video above made with patatap). Each letter key Continue reading Patatap and MaKeyMaKey