Robotic Drum Kit

Robotic Drum Kit



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custom Arduino, printed circuit boards, solenoids, aluminum, steel, acrylic, 3d printed parts, electronics, drum hardware


A real, acoustic robotic drum machine! MIDI-controlled robotic drum kit. This custom, made-to-order product includes everything as shown in the picture *minus the actual drum set*. If desired, I can source a drum set according to specifications and create a custom listing.

*It is highly recommended to contact me regarding customization options, lead times, etc.

The entry level kit includes the following:

• assembled, pre-programmed robotic drum "brains": custom Arduino-based system, with (18) output channels, each driven by a 60V, 32A MOSFET. Comes in custom laser cut chassis, with 5V logic and 48V, 150 Watt solenoid power supplies fully wired up, in carrying case.
• 6 individual solenoid striking arms: 4 rim-mounting striking arms with mounting hardware, aluminum frame, and 3D-printed stick/mallet mount (you can swap out the drum sticks or mallets if you like). 1 bass drum striking arm with mallet rim mount hardware. 1 Hi Hat or cymbal mount striking arm, which attaches to cymbal stand. Each arm is wired with zip cable and banana plug to connect to drum brain unit.

Using standard MIDI note messages from your favorite MIDI software and/or hardware, you can play the drums. This gives access to a whole world of sound making possibilities. Snare drum and toms are capable of repetition rates above 25 Hz (fast). Each arm has scalable velocity control for dynamics (overall dynamic range is softer than a typical human drummer).

For brief example of a drumming robot of this type in action, check out this video:

and for my examples, see my YouTube channel:

The brains of this kit are based around control circuitry devised by Expressive Machines Musical Instruments (EMMI):

For further examples of robotic instruments and music, see my web site:


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2 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars


layfad Apr 16, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

My oh my where do I start? It is so hard to find a real deal wild rice, especially in NY. But this - this is so good and proper! Made me and my body happy! I'll be back for more. Thank you!

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Joshua Harmon Sep 24, 2018

1 out of 5 stars

Had to be refunded because it never was sent to me

Response from Studio82

My apologies for this inconvenience Joshua! This item was only intended for workshop participants and I forgot to remove after the session; your order came in while I was out on tour. I have removed this item from the shop. All listed items are currently stocked.

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