HackSpace magazine

Robot Drummer

By Andrew Gregory. Posted

The DrumCube is an Arduino-based robot drummer. It replicates the sounds a regular drum kit would make, with an arrangement of servos hitting both a small can and a pair of piezo transducers.

It also uses a transistor white noise generator that imitates the cymbal sounds. We caught up with the designer, Franco Molino, to find out about the inspiration for the project.

"I’m a Chilean artist/musician and also a maker, self-taught on electronics, Arduino, and in most things I do, really. I developed this project as a way to complement my music gigs without any help from other
musicians, big drum kits, or digital tracks. This is a musical machine that you can enjoy watching, as well as hearing."