An Automated Bell Playing Machine
Built with a grant from the SouthEast Maker Fellowship, Bot DingsALot is a machine that plays music using handbells. It is built on a Raspberry Pi platform using Adafruit’s PWM Servo Hats. There are twenty finely tuned bells that in conjunction can make beautiful music. I have had this piece on exhibit a number of times so I also added a MIDI keyboard controller to allow an onlooker to interact with the bell machine. It also has a ‘jukebox’ mode where songs can be selected by an user or can be played on random.