3D printed instruments have been passing the radar a lot of times recently. Whether it’s an electric guitar or a ukelele: it can be 3D printed. But those are only ‘band’ instruments, so what about tools for electronic music? A new project by Adafruit made something in this category: a 3D printed Mini OONTZ 16 button Midi drum machine.
It looks very flashy, with the implementation of several disco lights. In other words: just like the real thing. The case was 3D printed and the other tools needed to be inserted (4×4 Adafruit Trellis Monochrome Driver, a Silicone Elastomer 4×4 button keypad, a Arduino Leonardo and four 10k Potentiometers).
“This 4 piece design houses the components and keeps them secured with machine screws. The Arduino Leonardo is mounted to the bottom cover with 4 screws. 4 potentiometers are mounted to the top panel and secured in place. The Trellis is mounted to a tray that is secured to the enclosure with another set of machine screws. A total of 14 screws makes this pretty solid and durable box.”
Image credits: Adafruit.