Use Solenoids to Build a MIDI-Controlled Percussion Bot

Percusso isnt a real set of percussion instruments and its probably too noisy to accompany serious music. But its a ton of fun to play with, and can suggest some creative licks. Some sounds are recognizable the snare drum (The Laptop by Rhythm Tech), the maraca, a triangle, and a shaken tambourine but thats about it. The other instruments BBs in a tomato sauce can, a 4-sided block, popcorn in a Chobani yogurt container, a mallet and damper for the tambourine, Tic Tacs, and my editors favorite, a red mallet hammering on a 10 pizza box mostly just make interesting noises.”


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