Wed Oct 10 2001 20:18:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Work on the dirt cheap electronic drum has started. Piezo elements are used as triggers, conditioned/amplified by an op-amp circuit, then sent to a PIC16f84 which tracks the inputs and sends the appropriate information via RS232 to a Winderz PC running a custom DirectX (8) application. Of course when more progress is made, you will be able to find schematics, pics, sounds/samples, code, etc. here.