Not meant to be: story of the sensor and drum

Me and Nicole's Drum

Me and a borrowed native American hand drum.

My good friend was kind enough to lend me her hand drum to use in my project. I suspect it’s made from moosehide and the sound really improves if I put it in the oven for about an hour (or so I am told, I haven’t tried). The one problem, and it is a big one, is that I can’t safely attach the vibration sensor and still make a good sound/pick up vibrations. I thought of including it in the stick but then it picks up too many vibrations. I might have to switch to a capacitor sensor. I’ll consult my professors.