More hacking fun for ya. This time from friend of Stagecraft Software Will Brayton and his Drummingbird project, a MIDI driven robot drummer.
With velocity sensitive MIDI, the drums can be be surprisingly expressive. And because it takes any standard MIDI input, it can be controlled via live finger drumming or pre-recorded MIDI output from any DAW (Ableton, GarageBand, Fruity Loops, Livetronica Studio, etc.).
Finally, a drummer that can keep time!