They turn some Pringles boxes into a powerful digital drum

Pringles drum

Surely many of you have touched or simulated the drumming in a Pringles box And it is not so bad because its shape and materials make it easy and it also sounds, not as good as a real drum but it does sound.

This can have its utility and may even thanks to Free Hardware, Pringles boxes sound as good as a real drum. At least thanks to this project that we can recreate at home.

In order to carry out this home project, we first have to take several empty boxes of Pringles Mini (the small boxes), once we have them, we clean them and remove the grease, both from the inside and from the plastic lid. Then we add a pinzo sensor to the top of that Pringles box and the sensor at a Arduino Mini board that will be in charge of capturing the sound and digitizing it with the consequent improvement thanks to filters and other musical tools.

Pringles boxes can be a very good and effective improvised instrument

The software for Arduino Mini is available for free as well as the manufacturing process at Instructables website. There, the creator not only uses the Arduino Mini but gets connect it to an iPad to digitize and edit the audio that comes out of this unusual musical instrument.

The truth is that I don't know if I really it is profitable to buy a normal digital drum or simply opt for this project. In any case I think it is more fun to eat the Pringles and then build this digital drum, than to go to a music store and buy the instrument in question. At least, it seems so to me And what do you think? Do you think this rudimentary drum works well or is it just science fiction?


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