Positioning of Solenoids and Dampening Actuators to Maximise Tonal Range

cute robot with bodhrán for body

This post is directed to Bodhrán players so the first paragraph is a quick recap on what this project is about. We are looking for some help and advice on a project we are currently working on. The goal of Continue reading Positioning of Solenoids and Dampening Actuators to Maximise Tonal Range

BodhránBot Brains – Choosing a Microcontroller

midi-switcher board

As the title of this post suggests in this post we will look at the options available for controlling the Bodhrán Bot. We will need to use a microcontroller in order to control the solenoids and have them hit the Continue reading BodhránBot Brains – Choosing a Microcontroller

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