Raspberry Pi – Fruit Drum

What we do
What we need
How we do (Hardware)
How we do (Software)
Still shots Outcome
What we do


We're going to make some music with domestic food like fruits and Raspberry Pi!


What we need


In this project, you might be able to get better result with your own soldering skills, but still possible to make it without soldering. just connect wires properly between point to point and then works!



How we do (Hardware)

Please see the following diagram carefully and make your own system.


  • Raspberry Pi 1 Model B


  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

How we do (Software)

Please note that if you buy the kit, the included micro SD card has already pre-made image in it.

so you don't need to do anything. just insert it and play.



However, if not or you want to follow steps and learn how software parts works,

please find the enclosed documents or instruction for further details.


  • Sneak peek on Software Part


We should prepare Raspberry Pi and need to install necessary packages on it before wiring chips.

If you don't know how to prepare Raspberry Pi basically, please click this button.


Prepare RaspberryPi


Once you finished preparation of Raspberry Pi, we're ready to install additional packages.


1.Update and Upgrade

2.Prepare I2C communications

3.Check/Edit Modules and Boot configuration

4.Install Pygame

5.Check / Confirm I2C

6.Get Python codes from Git


Now, Raspberry Pi's ready to play with your touches.


The full details are explained in the enclosed docs. (RockNRoll_HowWeDo_SW.txt )

Still shots Outcome

In my case, I've made a box for placing a series of fruit on it in this project. 

This can be done with anything such as wood, hard-board, plastic and what ever. 

It's totally up to you!

Once you're prepared your favorite fruits, just connect each cable to them!


Now, we just built our own small machine to play funny sounds. Let's Enjoy!



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