There’s no way around it, these drums are awesome. In the true definition of the word, they inspire awe. There are a few more options to add and modifications to make, but the full eight drums are playing right on time. Great work to everyone involved! More, and better, video updates to follow…
Next up: Mapping some of the 80+ drums available on MIDI drum tracks to our 8 drums so that our system can be used with more MIDI compositions from the wilds of the internet.
In this past week, I have been working with, and learning how to program, a gyroscope. This new technology that I have not yet used is posing to be a difficult task. The reason for this is because I have to teach myself a new set of commands for Arduino that attain to the gyroscope.
The GPS Code and the car code were combined this week. Austin and I must now work together on this project. We printed out our codes and discussed how we would run them together. We currently have the GPS steer the car only when there are no immediate obstacles in the way. When we went out for a test trial, the turning motor was destroyed. It has now been repaired and soon, the car shall be tested again.
This week we worked on the the drum machine by building the enclosure. we drilled holes fro the output jacks the midi in and the buttons for a physical option to play the drums live. We are currently working on adding a power supply and writing code for a demo option.
This week, we have been working on creating a button for the drum circuit that plays a rimshot when pressed. We also are working on getting the full drum set playing. Once out mounts for the drumsticks are finished, all eight drums will be ready to play.