Deep inside the Fork-o-Drumbot

The software of the fork-o-drumbot is simple, but it uses a number of tricks that I would like to show you here.

The concept is very straightforward:

  • the MIDI source sends to the Arduino the note of the percussion to be played;
  • the software recognizes the note and sends a PWM¬†signal to the related solenoid,¬†proportional to the intensity of the note.

Seems easy, doesn’t it? But often simple things hide something complex. Let’s go in depth!

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