MR-808 is an electromechanical music robot that uses real instruments to emulate the iconic Roland TR-808 (video). Nine instruments are housed in a 10 foot wide replica of the Roland drum machine, including: bass drum, hi-hat, clap, and of course, cowbell. The robot was featured in this music video for “Rise of the Toys” by Science Fiction Children. MR-808 was created by German musician & artist Moritz Simon Geist.
via Hack a Day
photos by Jürgen Lösel