And now for something different - the product of an Arduino board, servos, some open-source code and some musical talent will result in the following drummer robot:
The robot is designed to follow 4/4 rhythms, and In order to control the "drummer", you enter the sequence of moves using a small web page:
... which then sends the sequence data to the Arduino via HTTP. If anyone can demonstrate this playing Neil Peart drum solos - please let us know. A simple way to implement Arduino-HTTP communications would be with one of our Ethernet-enabled Arduino-compatible boards such as the EtherTen:
Finally, the author has made the code open-source, which leaves the final drummer design open to your interpretation. For more information and code, visit the author's website.