“I’m the operator with my pocket calculator…” — and now you’re the engineer/builder, too.
This excellent, copiously documented project by Hamood Nizwan / Gabriel Valencia packs a capable drum machine into a handheld, calculator-like format, complete with LCD display and pad triggers. Assembly above and — here’s the result:
It’s simple stuff, but genuinely cool. You can load samples onto an SD card reader, and then trigger them with touch sensors, with visible feedback on the show.
All of that is feasible thanks to the Arduino MEGA undertaking the heavy lifting.
The thought is to develop a Drum Machine employing Arduino that would simulate drum sounds in the 9 keys available in the panel. The Drum machine will also have a display where the user can see the sample name that is being played each time, and a set of menu buttons to go by means of the list of samples obtainable.
The Drum Machine will also use an SD Card Reader to make it achievable for the user to shop the audio samples, and have much more playfulness with the equipment.
Verify out the complete project – and perhaps develop (or modify) this project your self!
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