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After my post on subconscious tapping a while ago i have been pondering over my own version. I have been developing a very simple robot that bounces back and forth between two objects; the further apart the objects the slower the beat. I plan to make quite a few of these little bots so that different beats can be made by having each robot bounce between different distances.  Here’s a quick mock up of how the robots will be made –

I have nick named him Gaz the destroyer i made a mock up out of cardboard before this one who was not quite so successful. He was called Baz the racing slug! i do in fact need to get out more.

I am quite happy with the over all performance of the mock up. There are a few things to take into consideration. The robot produces a slight wheel spin on the return journey. This is because of bad weight distribution. I have decided to counteract this by making the robot 4 wheel drive. I also want to consider what material to construct the mechanism with so that when the robot bashes against an object it makes a good noise.

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Ever woken up from a day dream and found that you had been subconsciously tapping the beat of the last song you heard frantically on to the nearest available surface? I think people inherently have rhythm obviously some more than others. Recently this weird beat thing that we all seem to have seeping sneakily through our subconscious has been trying to surface in the design and hacking world. I alone have found 3 very blatant examples in a space of hours. Check these examples out and if  you are aware of the inner beat surfacing in any other shape or form i would love to know. cheers and gone (its ridiculous how asleep i should be right now).

complete solenoid orchestra:

Yuri Suzuki and Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad “tip tap”:

and the creme de la creme of automated tapping – Automated drum kit by Resonance studio and Arcattack:

Links:

Yuri Suzuki: http://www.yurisuzuki.com

Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad: http://www.bh-n.com/

Arcattack: http://www.arcattack.com/

Resonance Studio: http://www.resonancestudio.com/

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