The Toa Mata All Robot Band
The band was created by Giuseppe Acito at his Opificio Sonico lab. In addition to being a music producer, Acito has a “passion for the Lego world.” And he combines his passions by building robots with his son and musical instruments – drum pads, percussion instruments, and synthesizers – that the robots play. The robots are actually motor-enabled Lego Bionicle heroes controlled by an iPad. The music sequencing app, Clavia NordBeat, sends a 4-track sequence that communicates to an Arduino Uno microcontroller board that converts the musical notes into electrical impulses. The result is pure – albeit miniaturized – robotic funk.
[Source: Opificio Sonico via YouTube]
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