Robot Drum

Eli Whitney Museum

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For School Groups


Construct a music machine. Hear the logic of Leonardo's mind at work as he invents the first modern robot, an automatic drummer whose rhythms can be reprogrammed flexibly and whose tempos adjust automatically. Invent your own cadences.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 5.1: Sound and light are forms of energy.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • MS-PS4: Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Download cadences.pdf (pdf, 245.0kb)

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