Archive for September 12th, 2008

Little Drummer Bot

Friday, September 12th, 2008

“Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new robot to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest parts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To build this electronic thing, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum.”

I’m so clever I frighten myself sometimes. Lame parodies aside, the Yellow Drum Machine project we found over at Let’s Make Robots! certainly impressed us. This neat little bot autonomously navigates around and bangs on objects to make various beats and rhythms. The creator Fritsl is in the process of creating a step by step guide for building your very own Yellow Drum Machine, with the first steps already posted. Check out the preview video below to see the little guy in action: