Jim Murphy designed Nudge, a new mechatronic drum player that
features 3D-printed and laser-cut mechanical components and powered by an
Arduino Uno and custom-built shields. by Jim Murphy
nudge is a mechatronic drum beater designed to retain the simplicity of traditional solenoid mechatronic drum beaters but to afford composers additional expressive parameters.
able to rotate its drumstick and adjust its at-rest height above the drum head, nudge can be used to create rhythmic patterns difficult or impossible with other single-solenoid drum beaters. powered by a midi-equipped microcontroller attached to solenoid drivers and a motor driver, a closed-loop control system is employed to allow nudge to repeatably rotate to user-specified positions above one or more percussive objects
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.