Haptic Hang Drum

The Haptic Hang Drum is an experimental instrument that explores haptic feedback and motorised sliders.  Players can simulate a pump action using the sliders. With each pump, the resistance increases and the tension of the sliders increase. When the tension mounts so much that it is broken, the resistance resets and a ping pong ball is fired from the firing mechanism. Upon firing, it lands in a hang drum where it strikes one of six magnets. The magnets are placed next to hall effect sensors. Once a change in values is registered from the hall effects sensors, it triggers a hang drum note from Ableton Live.