The Box of Boom

The Box of Boom

The Box of Boom is a 7ft tall robotic drum-machine/boombox that plays analog beats via digital inputs. The cage holds two full drum sets and additional percussion instruments that are played by festival goers via an arcade button console.

What inspired you to make this project?:
Gabe and I were originally inspired by the band Pony Trap when we went to Maker Faire in 2016. We wanted to make the DIY version that they had posted in the magazine and then share it with the makerspace we both work at. One thing led to another, I had two full drum sets that I wasn't using, there was an artist call for art installations at a local music festival and the next thing you know we have a team of makers and engineers hacking together a robotic drum machine that can be controlled via arcade buttons and arduino code.

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