Sonic Robots – A M4L controlled robotic drum machine.

Behold! The MR-808 mechanical drum robot!

Moritz Simon Geist has built a (giant) robotic version of the classic Roland 808 drum machine using Max for Live, Arduino, and a heap of solenoids.

From his website: “I see hacking – in this case music hacking – as a form of anti-passiveness, through which I think the individual can have an impact on his or her environment, status and state of mind…Within the last five years the rise of Arduino, Ableton Live and Max/MSP has made this much easier.”

Videos, pictures, and technical details of Geist’s MR-808 project

MR-808 – mechanic drum robot from Sonic Robots on Vimeo.

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