DIY Music Robots Play African Rhythms

Ugandan synthesist Bamanya Brian (Afrorack) recently shared this look at his DIY MIDI-controlled music robots.

Brian does not go into a lot of details about his set up, but demonstrates how he builds his own solenoids, which are used to turn MIDI-controlled electrical signals into the motions needed to ‘play’ a DIY shaker and other percussion instruments.

He controls them with an Arturia Beatstep Pro, which is also used to sequence his homebrew modular synth.

Check out the video and share your thoughts on it in the comments!

via Hackaday