MR-808, Electromechanical Replica of an 80s Drum Machine

MR 808 mechanical drum machine

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.

MR 808 Electromechanical drum machine

MR 808 Electromechanical drum machine

via Hack a Day

photos by Jürgen Lösel

Written by EDW Lynch

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