“DrumBot” grew from an exploration of percussive instruments like drums, chimes, cymbals and xylophones. Since real drummers are able to play different parts of their instrument, changing tempo and rhythm structure at will, that was the essence of what we aimed to recreate. DrumBot can play different rhythms at different tempos on four sections of two rings of percussive instruments, all whilst it wiggles its head and blinks its red eye. The design embodied our technical aims and also inspired much humour with its life-like enthusiasm for playing beats.
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