This was a project for ENGR 466, the integrated mechatronics design project course at UVic. The group members were Matthew Loisel, Neil MacMillan, and Daniel Partridge. We built a robot drummer that could strike a drum in response to MIDI commands, and play along with sound files on a computer.
We took some videos of the drummer as we progressed. This video shows some of our testing while we were getting the solenoid working:
This video is a tour through our robot’s systems:
This video has a cymbal roll going from about 1 Hz to about 30 Hz:
And finally, this video shows our robot playing along with a song:
Our code can be browsed at Google Code:
We compiled a design report as well as two assembly manuals as our final deliverables. The reports are available for viewing below.