After seeing fritsl's Yellow Drum Machine in action, I decided that I needed to build a robot like that. It just looked so fun and to tell you the truth - it has been. Here are a few pics and videos about my progress.
*workstation for my drum machine (notice the laptop with Fritsl's how-to on the screen :) )
As you can see, the motors I recieved were shaped differently from Frits'. This forced me to adjust the frame to make a wider or fatter base for the drum machine. If needed I'll add another painter stick to the middle to give more support for the electronics that are going to be added.
*Update - Jan 25, 2009
Man, its been a while since I updated this page about the little progress I have made. Its mostly been a learning experience but now I feel more confident with the picaxe setup. Mostly I've been able to figure things out on my own. The only problem I have had so far has been with the wiring of the second L293D chip and the connection to the picaxe. Overall I've had a lot of success and can't wait to continue.