- Happy birthday Buckminster Fuller, futurist
- Geodesic Dome Greenhouse
- Geodesic dome modeling
- DIY Geodesic dome project
The A.I. version of the Drum Kit kit is a deluxe version of the original Drum Kit Kit. It features an on-board Ardunio, MIDI out, and an FTDI connection. You can connect it to your computer to play music using software like Apple’s Garage Band, Abelton’s Live, etc, or you can us the MIDI-out port and connect the drum kit to your standard MIDI equipment.
- On board ATmega (frees up your Arduino for other projects).
- Screw terminals for the drum pad connections (makes changing pads easier).
- On-board Din-5 MIDI-out jack (Use the DKKAI, with your other MIDI equipment).
- FTDI compatible 90Â° pin header (makes it easy to program or use our Serial to MIDI software on your computer).
- DC 2.1mm power jack (power the Drum kit while “one the road”).
- All the ATmega digital pins are brought out in two rows of connectors with standard 0.1″ spacing. With, +5 volts and ground (make your own accessories, selector buttons etc …).
- Four corner mounting holes (Build the Drum Kit into a project box and mount it).
- On board voltage regulator.
- Power selector jumper for USB (via optional FTDI cable) or DC power jack.
Check out the great Reaper by Seattle maker Jason.
A few years ago my wife showed me a Halloween decoration in one of those kitchy catalogs that invade our mailbox every year. What she showed me was a “6 foot tall Grim Reaper!”.
I examined it carefully looking at the price and replied: “Fifty bucks? Pshaw! I could make one twice that size for fifty bucks!” She said “Oh yea?”
For the next few months I sketched and sketched. I made models with my K’nex and sketched some more. …And finally started making my version of that woefully inadequate Grim reaper I had seen in the catalog.
Apparently this year he’s working on a bigger Reaper, and blogging about it!
[Thanks for the link, Stan! Photo by Shutterbug Fotos, Community Commons]
Montreal based gearbender NathanaÃ«l LÃ©caudÃ© of Studio Imaginaire tipped us off to their latest creation involving an Eigenharp, an Arduino, and some RGB LEDs. Tones generated on the instrument affect the color and intensity of the light produced by the LEDs. (Thanks, NathanaÃ«l!)
We just finished a small video demonstrating our WiFi RGB LED lamp based on Arduino controlled by an Eigenharp musical instrument. The breath controls the luminous intensity while the notes control which color is emitted. It uses the small YellowJacket Arduino that comes built-in with a WiFi chip.