The Octodrum

The OCTODRUM is a Midi controller I created in the course “Design of Physical and Virtual Interfaces” at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. It was my first experience with Arduino code and micro electronics. It’s all built and programmed by myself. Check out some photos of the Process.

Process picture of building an Octodrum pad

picture of me playing the Octodrum
Me playing the OCTODRUM.

Pad removal
You can remove the Drumpads from the body. Two meter cable.

Play the Octodrum Pad with your foot
Play the Drumpad with your feets.

Connect the Octodrum Pad to an adapter
Connect the Octodrum Pad to an adapter to protect it against slipping.

Single Octodrum Pad
A single OCTODRUM Drumpad with an adapter.


  1. «Player51 aus Reinickendorf» said on :

    Cooles Ding, aber alter geh doch mal mit der Technik, ein Commentplugin von WordPress nervt total. Mach doch einfach ein Facebook comment plugin, so brauche ich nicht email und son rotz reinschreiebn, oder du nimmst sie als Pflichtfelder raus

  2. «solemone» said on :

    Zuckerberg bist du es?

  3. «Chris» said on :

    Genial Großer, das Ding will ich auf jeden Fall demnächst mal spielen kommen, hehe… ;)
    *Daumen Hoch!*

  4. «solemone» said on :

    Kannste machen :)

  5. «Softlight97» said on :

    Sounds nice !
    such a great work

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