This section has tips and instructions on the different components which are needed to build the robotic xylophone. There is a plethora of tutorials and instructions already out there on the Internet, and my intent is not to duplicate things that you can find elsewhere. Rather, the purpose is to show the basics of how each component works, with simple examples, and in some cases link to other websites with more detail.
These tutorials should provide you with what you need to know to work with each of the parts. This will be useful not just for building the robotic xylophone, but also for other DIY Arduino projects.
Click on a link below to see that tutorial.
- Arduino Uno
- User Interface (I2C LCD and Rotary Encoder)
- Solenoids and Mallet Mechanism
- L293D Motor Driver Shield
- Data Storage
- MIDI Files
- Music Lab
Below is a picture of a Test Assembly that I created to demonstrate how the different components work. You will see this Test Assembly in some of the tutorials.