(CBS News) The election is over and we can get back to the "serious business" of The Feed. Hip hip, hooray! So let's start the post-election fun off with an 80s drumming robot in the video above., , , and here at
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.