Instrument #2: A drum machine for car steering wheels.
I’m really really excited about this one! You know how everyone likes to drum on their steering wheels when they’re driving in their cars? Well, I decided that within the next two weeks I’m going to make a prototype drum machine that attaches to steering wheels.
The instrument design is going to be a lot smaller and simpler than last time. However, there are a lot of different challenges I have to overcome this time.
First of all, I will be programming the instrument in Arduino and Processing languages instead of in Max5 like last time.
Secondly, I want to have the instrument be self contained - meaning, I don’t want it to have to plug into a computer to be used. I just bought a Wave Shield for my arduino, which can store .wav soundfiles on it. I have to figure out how to assemble it and get it working. But when there’s a will, there’s a way. And there’s also Google.
Thirdly, I’m in the middle of finals so I’m super busy as it is. But I don’t care. I’m going to make this, and it’s going to rock!
I’ve been working on getting the basics running all day, so I’ll be posting some videos shortly.