The video shows the first time the software was linked to all of the various mechanical elements, plus some fiddling about with one of the light sensitive synths and a desk lamp...
Plastic prototype to check dimensions
Parts made from 4mm aluminium
Motors and driver boards
Assembled mechanism, with T-nuts that slot into the aluminium frame
Nylon / leather mallets to replace the original wooden ones - no invasive species to be imported into Tasmania!
Nylon bowl holding collars
Bronze bowls drilled and mounted
Synth casings fabricated in quite an interesting way - folded tabs with M3 threaded inserts
I've made loads of these over the years. The PCBs are from Music From Outer Space
Tongue drum mechanisms
Central rings, 6mm aluminium
Assembled tongue drum ring
Ready for a long journey...
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