My Yellow Drum Machine - The Start
So it all needs to start somewhere - order has been placed for the various components just when will they arrive.
When out buying concrete, sand and shingle tho i could not believe my eyes when i spied a £10- glue gun - so it begins. Shopped around for the components and think overall I have good prices - sadly the rule of thumb seems to be find the part - damn its from an american supplier - the price I wonder from the English ? easy swap $ for £ and add about 10% and robert is your fathers brother.
It is tempting to order stuff from the US but trouble is that it just does not arrive fast enough.
1 1 Piece(s)SRF005Ultrasonic Range Sensor £11.9917.5%£11.99
2 2 Piece(s)ICO030L293D motor driver £3.0017.5%£6.00
3 1 Piece(s)PPM15520s Sound Recorder £10.9017.5%£10.90
41 Piece(s)AXE001UPICAXE-28X1 Starter Pack (USB)
1 Piece(s) PICAXE-28X1 Starter Pack
1 Piece(s) PICAXE USB Download Cable
5 1 Piece(s)BAT011Battery Box (6V) £0.2217.5%£0.22
7 Shipping MethodUK First Class17.5%£8.00
9Tax Area UK and EU
10Total Amount (without VAT)£62.72
11Value Added Tax: standard (17.5 %)£10.98
Gear Motor 10 - Geared pager motor
Gear Motor and Tread Package
Gear Motor: GM2 (224:1 Offset Shaft) (GM2)
Tread Color: Black (GMT-B)
Shipping Method: Canada Post XPressPost International
Order Notes/Comments: n/aShipping:
So everything is now here
side view - i opted for HDPE for the base, lighter and was already black - so i have adbandoned the original wooden frame sprayed black - seems buying a large 1000x1000mm sheet is a whole lot cheaper than 18"*8" some places sell.
Please note the rear of "Dave" the french bulldog.
The underbelly of the beast. Speaker to the front, my motors are a little different and so, were a pain to fit, I found some nifty little brackers to do the job, needed to drill them out a little, but worked a treat.
I decided mine needed a bumper, a few minutes with a fret saw and avoila - end cap / terminatation for a section of guttering has been trimmed and fits like a glove. Hole located top center is to mount the head on, drum sticks to go either side - there is a enough room, if carefull.
Just finished cutting my drum sticks, have opted for a paintbrush (size 10) trimmed, slot cut to be mounted on the pager motors - need to ge some more screws small enough to mount through blade. L293D mounted, female to female connectors made up, header pins added to the picaxe board - all i need now is another day in the week to actually do some more with it all.