Watch a robot reproduce 80s drum sounds and a printer orchestra perform Bob Dylan
(CBS News) The election is over and we can get back to the "serious business" of cat videos, amazing technology, geek culture, music and all other things viral here at The Feed. Hip hip, hooray! So let's start the post-election fun off with an 80s drumming robot in the video above.
The impressive mechanic robot was made and posted by Vimeo user Sonic Robots (aka Moritz Simon Geist) who writes:
Let's get physical: MR-808 is the first drum robot that reproduces the drum sounds of the 80s - in the real world.
The robot installation MR-808 is a replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808 - with robots playing the drum sounds! I (Moritz Simon Geist) have been playing electronic music for several years now, and at some place I was bored of the electronic music production process. With binary logic, everything is possible. So I decided to go back to the roots of sound generation - the physical sound generation - but combine it with the electronic music structure we like so much. I liked the idea so much, that I couldn't stop building my own drum robots, and ended up replacing all the electronic sounds of a whole drum computer, placed in a 3,3 x 1,7m2 case. I am very proud to present the "MR-808" - a mechanic replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808!
And while the robot above has a focus on the 80s, we also have for you a robot (of sorts) made from technology that probably dates back to the 80s. Check out a an awesome "printer orchestra" made from old computer junk and posted by Vimeo user Chris Cairns play some Bob Dylan below.