Zenbot: a dynamixel powered self playing musical drum

Here is a fun project that I made while in hotel room quarantine. It just made it into the latest issue of MAKE Magazine.

I have a GitHub setting up for it with cad files, arduino code, videos of it in action as well as video tutorials…

I used 14 X XL330-M288-T servos to run the 7 mallets. It is a simple project that looks great and can easily be altered and improved!

Hope you like it!
GitHub: https://github.com/fxmech/Zenbot

Zenbot in action: https://youtu.be/TYB708UHDHY

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This project is so cool and the sound it produces is amazing!!

I really like the design of the mallet mechanism, everything moves so smoothly!

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