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Topic: robotic drum?
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Oct 31, 2007, 04:28 pm
hi, wondering if you folks can help me with this--
i'm trying to figure out a way i can use the arduino to trigger some kind of mechanism to hit a drum with a drum stick for an installation type thing that i'm working on. i can handle the programming part of it, but i don't know much about robotics or what kind of mechanism would be necessary to grip the drum stick and then strike the head. any ideas???
Re: robotic drum?
Oct 31, 2007, 07:30 pm
: Oct 31, 2007, 07:34 pm by MikMo
You can probably achieve this by using a solenoid.
Solenoids are electromagnets that can move an arm or a lever when a current is passing throug it.
You can find info on how to do this in the playground here:
EDIT: Check this YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_hiz-Kx0kM