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Imagine that Fritsl combines his yellow drum machine with his quadcopter.. would be amazing to see. Frits, eat your heart out!!

Do anybody here build robots on commission?

Hi there,

Forgive me if this is not the right forum to ask this question. But I am actually looking to have a reasonably simple robot created on commission. The robot essentially just needs to be able to play a drumstick at a given velocity, a given amount of times - with a given amount of seconds between each hit. The robot cannot make any noises while hitting, since it is intended for scientific recording purposes, so in essence it needs to be almost silent.

Transition Ideas

I'm making a sort of alternate version of yellow drum machine. It uses the sharp proximity sensor. I was wondering how I would make the robot transition from navigating to playing the drums on the next object it encounters. I was thinking a switch, but that seems to weird. I want it to switch by itself. 

I wander how fritsl got his drum machine to transition.

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