Creator's Project: Classic 80's Drum Machine Transformed Into A Robot
Moritz Simon Geist's creation has turned the famed Roland TR-808 in to an android drummer.
There’s no doubt that robots are pretty damn cool and drum machines are pretty damn cool too. So just think what would happen if you could combine the two. Would the world implode on itself because it just couldn’t handle it? No, it wouldn’t, because Moritz Simon Geist has done just that with his MR-808 drum robot, and the world’s still here.
And it’s not just any old drum machine either, but the famed 1980s Roland TR-808. In the mechanical installation, Geist uses robotic arms, and trusty friends Arduino and Ableton, to beat actual drums so that together they replicate the capabilities of the TR-808. It even comes encased in a cabinet that mimics the shape of the machine.