Hit the beat

Hit the beat is a physical drum machine that can play everything, making it possible for everyday objects to become actual musical instruments. Anyone can build an orchestra-like set of items, thus marking the beginning of an intuitive and fully interactive investigation of music and sound. The machine is based on an Arduino platform acting as the translator of a message in midi format, which triggers a physical solenoid percussion. This project started off as a workshop for children at Libreria Corraini 121, in Milan.

Second prototype
First prototype