‘Drumlights’ are Sound-Reactive LEDs for Drum Kits | #MusicMonday
Check out the video below to see – and hear! – this project in action and be sure to check out the Github repo for lots of details and insights on the making of this project – for a ‘work in progress’ it’s a great build already!
My daughter and I are adding interactive leds to her drum set for fun and a learning experience. This is our project we setup for us to take it from concept to reality.
Pro(s): This is a great arduino learning project and will be awesome when implemented.
Con(s): Expensive, when making one for every drum/cymbal in the set. You could probably use fewer trinkets if powering from an external source instead of USB. I thought about this later but just went ahead with one trinket per drum/cymbal.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.