DrumKid available to buy!

A project log for DrumKid: aleatoric drum machine

A lo-fi digital drum machine which uses randomness to create unpredictable beats. Runs on Arduino, with audio provided by the Mozzi library.

Matt BradshawMatt Bradshaw 06/06/2020 at 15:544 Comments

Just a quick post to say that you can now buy DrumKid online! It's been quite a journey - I decided to make DrumKid into my first ever commercial product when I saw that the 2019 Hackaday Prize had a theme of "design for manufacture". 18 months on, and after teaching myself PCB design and going through many iterations, I've finally made my first batch of DrumKids and made them available to buy on my website.


I've also made a tutorial video to accompany the launch, which you can see below. I just want to say thank you to the Hackaday community for motivating me to start this project, and for encouraging me to finish it. This website was the inspiration for this project, and is also the reason why I made the design deliberately hackable!


Richard Hogben wrote 06/25/2020 at 18:30 point

Late congrats on the launch!

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Matt Bradshaw wrote 06/26/2020 at 09:23 point

Thank you! :)

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Roger Labbett wrote 06/07/2020 at 14:09 point

Great video Matt!  Pretty awesome that you crammed so many features into software that runs on a Nano! 

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Matt Bradshaw wrote 06/07/2020 at 14:32 point

Thanks! The code needed a couple of rewrites and a lot of persuasion to get that small :)

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