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A project log for Bot-thoven: A Robot Musician

Designing a Servo Motor Based Mallet System to Generate Musical Expression in Instrument Playing Robots

Jason P.Jason P. 01/16/2020 at 14:530 Comments

Plan

I will need to attach the servo-mallet systems I have created to the stands I have 3D printed and connect it to the servo driver/Arduino to test if the servo-mallet systems function as intended. 

Procedures

I attached the servo-mallet systems to the stands and then ran my code to test each individual one to make sure they can strike the xylophone key as intended. 

Progress

I initially took the wooden frame my partner built and assembled it with the xylophone (shown below).

After attaching my servo-mallet systems to the stands, I placed each of the systems in their proper location. Each of the systems were able to strike a xylophone key at varying dynamics while running my code, so I now have 15 functioning servo-mallet systems prepared for use. 

Problems

For next week, I will need to continue building the final set of servo-mallet systems so that I can test my code with all the keys on the xylophone. 

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