Instructions on creating a drum kit with TouchClamp click.

 

Here we have two Tuborg bottles and a few unidentified Ale and Bock cans turned into cymbals, tom-toms, snares and bass drums. The person demonstrating the kit isn’t an avid drummer, but he’s an expert in coming up with fun embedded projects.

It’s Teo from microcontroller-projects.com, the same guy who brought you the Flip & click Theremin awhile ago. Read his post to get all the instructions.

Here’s the short of it. Aside from the beer containers you will also need a TouchClamp click to turn any conductive object into an input, and an MP3 click to reproduce the drum samples. The central MCU is on a chipKIT UNO, with click board connectivity brought by an Arduino UNO click shield.

The software expertly reuses some Adafruit libraries. If you are a real funky drummer, you can connect two TouchClamp clicks to get a bigger drum kit.

To learn more about TouchClamp click, you might want to check out our own example as well, showcased on learn.mikroe.com

Yours Sincerely,
MikroElektronika

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