What sensors do these 'air' drumsticks use?

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Garrythepro

Joined Jan 21, 2024
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So there are many electronic 'air' drumsticks in the market, such as Aeroband, Freedrum, Senstroke, Aerodrums, etc. I wanted to know what sensors do these use or might have used to do what they do.
For example, the Aeroband Pocketdrum have a pair of drumsticks with sensors, and a pair of foot bands with sensors; all transmit the signals to a receiver, which transmits them to a smartphone or headset. When a stick is played in space(air), it doesn't hit anything, but due to its position, rotation, acceleration, etc., a 'hit' is recorded, and a sound is played through the speaker. Hits in different places produce different sounds, as if a drumset was there in front of you. Before playing, the sticks are calibrated to the snare drum, the one on the floor-left, to recognize the relative positions of the other drums. The tech for Freedrum is similar, Senstroke requires a surface to hit, but produces sound in a similar way, and Aerodrums use a camera in frount of the drummer to capture the white reflective tips, so their tech is completely different.
Links:
Aeroband: https://www.aeroband.net/products/pocketdrum2-plus
Freedrum: https://freedrum.rocks/products/freedrum-electronic-drumsticks
Senstroke: https://www.redison.com/products/senstroke-box
Aerodrums: https://aerodrums.com/
Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you.Screenshot 2024-01-21 at 22-45-34 Freedrum Electronic Drumsticks.png
 

Ya’akov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
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So there are many electronic 'air' drumsticks in the market, such as Aeroband, Freedrum, Senstroke, Aerodrums, etc. I wanted to know what sensors do these use or might have used to do what they do.
For example, the Aeroband Pocketdrum have a pair of drumsticks with sensors, and a pair of foot bands with sensors; all transmit the signals to a receiver, which transmits them to a smartphone or headset. When a stick is played in space(air), it doesn't hit anything, but due to its position, rotation, acceleration, etc., a 'hit' is recorded, and a sound is played through the speaker. Hits in different places produce different sounds, as if a drumset was there in front of you. Before playing, the sticks are calibrated to the snare drum, the one on the floor-left, to recognize the relative positions of the other drums. The tech for Freedrum is similar, Senstroke requires a surface to hit, but produces sound in a similar way, and Aerodrums use a camera in frount of the drummer to capture the white reflective tips, so their tech is completely different.
Links:
Aeroband: https://www.aeroband.net/products/pocketdrum2-plus
Freedrum: https://freedrum.rocks/products/freedrum-electronic-drumsticks
Senstroke: https://www.redison.com/products/senstroke-box
Aerodrums: https://aerodrums.com/
Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you.View attachment 313270

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This article here on AAC could be very helpful. It appears the Freedrum uses an MCU with built-in 3 axis accelerometers.
 
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