In this video, the Toa Mata Band, aka as the World’s first LEGO robotic band, covers Depeche Mode’s Everything Counts.
The robotic band is controlled by Arduino Uno, which is hooked up to a MIDI sequencer. The robots are playing some unconventional percussion instruments, made with some food packaging, captured by a contact microphone (piezo) and processed in real time in 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 permit it to move the tiny synth in semitone-steps.
Performed by Giuseppe Acito & the Toa Mata Band.