Here’s another cool invention from Jason for those that get bored with the usual analog drum machines.
I should get one… i think…
I’m the first funder!
I’m the second!
I think this needs some more publicity…
Yep, a lot more publicity. Think I’ll be ordering some solenoids on ebay soon…
I’m really on the edge about this one. Can’t think of a good way to conjure up a good use for it: how about if I turn my Ukelin into a MIDI controlled prepared-piano? That’s the best I’ve got so far. Any ideas on what other end-receivers would fit nicely instead of solenoids?
I had a lot of fun controlling a dozen Hitec servos with midi notes. The funniest variant was when those servos were connected to each other in a kind of mechanical snake controller by a chord or arpeggio.
@herrprof that is actually a really good idea. I’ll have to see if I can make a solenoid that clips on drums. So that and the piano idea makes two.
I imagine setting up solenoids around a hang drum would sound interesting…
Actually I have a Korg Wavedrum in mind, but the whole idea is exciting indeed. I’d rather make something that hits the drum surface in a typical drum-stick fashion instead of the solenoid. Slicing instead of stabbing if you excuse the vulgar language.
So, got some info back from Muffs: I’m looking for “clapper solenoids”. I’m thinking of adjusting drum sticks on those and put them on a Wavedrum/Hang Drum/Kitchen Appliance. What do you guys think?
Sounds reasonable, just make sure to adjust so that it can’t smash whatever it ends up hitting… (levers, force used at one end !=force at other end(usually higher force at other end).
cool device. if i were a performance artist i would got for this but i’m not…
@v’cent That’s good advice, thanks. From what I gather so far the clapper solenoids use a pulley to move the drum sticks so I can’t imagine that design having enough power to smash anything. Clipping the solenoids close to a surface might do damage though.
In any case, ordered! I’ll let you guys know how it goes after I’ve managed to make something.