This is the first prototype for the Druve Machine, a drum sampler for steering wheels.
There are three buttons for cuing different samples and the two knobs both control sound bank switching. The instrument was programmed in Arduino and the code is based of a Lady Ada tutorial I tweaked and messed with.
I spent most of the two weeks battling to get the wave shield working (a chip that plugs into the top of the Arduino and stores sounds) so that I could have this instrument be self-sufficient - meaning, it doesn’t have to plug into a computer to work.
Unfortunately, because of this, I didn’t get to spend as much time as I wanted to on the design of it. So I will be making a second prototype (probably sometime in late June) that will be much more integrated and less clunky.
It’s going to involve more soundbanks, a steering wheel cover, pressure sensors, and a sound card (so that the instrument and music from the radio can be played simultaneously).
Thank you! Feel free to ask any questions