Eigentlich hätte in die Headline „Bionicle“ statt „Roboter“ gehört, aber den Unterschied kennen wahrscheinlich nur die Kinder bzw. Eltern unter euch. Wie dem auch sei: Hier die Toa Mata Band mit ihrem Cover von Everything Counts.
Toa Mata Band is known as the World’s first LEGO robotic band controlled by Arduino Uno which is hooked up to a MIDI sequencer. In this video, the third episode, the robots are playing some unconventional drum-percussions made by some food packaging are captured by a contact microphone (piezo) and processed in real time in the D.A.W. Ableton Live. A brand new device appears for the first time, it’s a moving platform on x-axis, made of Lego bricks, gears and servo motors that permits to move with semitones-steps the tiny synth.
The song is a cover of the famous synth-pop band Depeche Mode, it’s a personal tribute to the band who made my days in the 80’s.