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e-drum trigger pad

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e-drum trigger pad by piesi May 27, 2013
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A well functional e-drum trigger pad. It's still work in progress but I'm very happy with the results so far. I'm going to build a whole e-drum set around this, including a kick-trigger and cymbals. You can watch the progress on thingiverse and for most recent changes look on my git repository:
https://github.com/Piesi/pE-Drums.git

You are of course also well welcome to contribute!

Non printed parts:
-Threaded rod (6mm,130mm)
-4 M6 75mm bolts
-6 M6 25mm bolts
-1 M6 50mm bolt
-M6 nuts
-Sensor piezo (like this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Electronic_component_piezo.jpg)
-8" meshhead
-a jack socket.
-sponge or felt (between the sensor and the mesh, hope to find
a printable solution soon)

The printed parts of my version weight about 375g.

Instructions

Print every part just one time, except the baseC and rim files. BaseC has to be printed 2, the rim 4 times. The biggest part, the shell, has a diameter of 180mm.
I have printed them with a 0.8mm nozzle, as for my experience this is the best choice for strong parts and fast results. Other print settings were 0.25mm layer height and 30% infill.

Cut the threaded rod in pieces:
4 230mm
2
190mm

The assembly can be figured out by the pictures, I hope. If you have problems, just ask:)

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May 19, 2015 - Modified May 20, 2015

I am excited to print and assemble this. I am running into an issue with the shell, however. When I try to print it, the printer wants to fill in half of the shell. anyone running into this issue, or know how to fix this? thanks

Update

found a fix, I uploaded model to tinkercad and found it to be messed up. not the way my printer was printing but was able to get it fixed with netfab stl repair. Will try printing later

Hi, I'm glad you fixed it. I'll look into this issue later and update the file. I would love to see your made when it's finished!

May 21, 2015 - Modified May 22, 2015
arcflash - in reply to piesi

uploaded the file here, here's the link

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:841816

Piesi's edrum shell

cool, thank you!

Printing/making one as I type this.. I plan to combine a few of them, and trigger sounds/loops using my UDOO and battery/synthensia corp/Machinedrum! The design is excellent, can't wait to try them out!

hi benoitp,
thank you, I can't tell what the sens-difference is, because I haven't build a pad using a metal plate yet. But
I can say the play-feel and the noisiness (produced by hitting the surface) are usually better with mesh-heads.

Here is a short Video to demonstrate the functionality of the pad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAdgiNtQiH4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Great design !

I see the piezo is almost on direct contact and on the side of the mesh head.

What's the sensitivity like in comparison to using a full metal plate with the piezo glued to it ? (something like http://www.hellfiredrums.com/wp-content/gallery/edrum-set-3/remopadmod.jpghttp://www.hellfiredrums.com/w... )

hi benoitp,
thank you, I can't tell what the sens-difference is, because I haven't build a pad using a metal plate yet. But
I can say the play-feel and the noisiness (produced by hitting the surface) are usually better with mesh-heads.

This is great! Do you have any videos of it in practical use?

so here is a short video to demonstrate the functionality of the pad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAdgiNtQiH4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Thank you! I don't have a video yet, but your comment has motivated me to get one. I'll try to shoot some footage on the next weekend.

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