Music has gone digital. There is no mixtape cassettes coming up, the ipod, zune takes up a thousand songs right in your pocket. More refined now is the way music is being created. A state of art sound recording studio, equalizer, and auto tunes and other such gadgets have filled the music industry with some top of the world. One such interesting electronic gadget you can find in such a studio is a Drum Machine. A rectangular box, clustered with a number of buttons, this machine imitates drum sounds to the very best extent.
Passionate electronic enthusiast, Cat Macey has DIY’ed on a drum machine prototype using PIC24 microcontroller. A toiling task, it has taken more than a year making, and when one looks at it, all the time seems to be worth it. Bundled with a screen, SD card reading unit and other electronic components, this gadget is quite a reality.
So, since we already have professional drum machines around us, why even think of making this? This one is a soothing low cost expense, where an electronic addicted brain gets all its needs fulfilled and a music lover gets what he needs. It has been always been fun when electronics and music has been mixed together, isn’t it?
The maker has shared the Eagle files and given a thorough detail on the making of it. When music is taken care by electronics and micro controllers, it is one must try for any electronic enthusiast.
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