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Draw, Dance, and Play Music
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This is a smart doodle robot built from a kit purchased from "Hobby King." It is for our ES100: Engineering Design Project class at Montgomery College. Right now, … Read more

MAKE: Concerto for Robots

Engineer, Artist and Designer Ricardo Cid's singular vision is brought to life through a kinetic sculpture where geometric robotic forms dance to music with movement choreographed in computer code. Read more at MAKE...

Play a traditional Chinese musical instrument.
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Recently my son showed an interest in learning music so my wife bought a Guzheng. I decided to try and build a robot that can play it using just LOZ blocks and a … Read more
Sequences a Stepped Tone Generator (Atari Punk Console)
Just wanted to share a project I have been working on. I call it the Stepped Tone Sequencer. It utlizes a hacked Velleman "Spinning LED Wheel" mini-kit, along with … Read more
I first saw Frits’ Yellow Drum Machine featured in Make magazine a while back, and felt compelled to make one myself, starting with the how-to. So, here it is! … Read more
Plays a game with you through an xylophone
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Hi there LMR, here is another one of our projects, as promised. :) This is Xylomatron. It is a robot that you can play a game similar to "Simon Says" but with a … Read more

League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots

I bumbled in to this site while surfing.

http://lemurbots.org/Mellits_StudiesForGuitarBot.mov

There are a bunch of other interesting videos, if you like robots that can make music.

Flashes light to beats in music
Flashes LEDs to beats in music. The concept is simple. Two FETs act as switches, and turn the LEDs ON when sufficient current flows through its base terminal. The … Read more

Funny Stop Motion Robot Music Video with Keb Mo

Do you know Keb Mo's music? Pretty cool stuff.

Add robot stop motion animation, and I just had to share it.

The author disabled video embedding, so you'll have to watch it on YouTube.

Plays musical notes using a non-contact LED stylus.
This is 'Allura' - a small synthesiser I built as a platform to test out a few techniques for another project in progress. Read more
History: Inspired by Animusic's bodacious films, I was wondering whether a music robot in a much more simple way would be possible to make. Here is what my little … Read more

Fat Man and Circuit Girl

Nerd TV done right. Two people in their respective "labs" video chatting live for all to watch. Recorded shows on Vimeo.


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Impresive geek biographies for the both of them.

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Gets funky with it's surroundings
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How to make a Yellow Drum MachineAudiofile Engineering asked me to do a sequel to a robot of mine, Yellow Drum Machine. It was named Yellow Drum Machine II (YDM … Read more
Drive around and find interesting things to drum on
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Here's my latest project. I liked Frits' Yellow Drum Machine so much that I decided I wanted to build one of my own. I'm working on the physical construction first … Read more
Drives around and finds stuff to play drums on. Samples what it plays, and play to the samples.
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How to make a Yellow Drum Machine    Audiofile Engineering asked me to make a robot like this for them, to be won in a promotional contest. Yellow Drum Machine II … Read more