Swedish maker Axel Bluhme built this gorgeous drum machine that uses rotating discs and magnets to determine the timing between beats.

“This project started with a curiosity to understand when and why people take their first steps into producing music and how we relate to rhythmic composition and construction in an electronic environment. The goal is to inspire and allow exploration even though there might be lack of confidence or knowledge. Capture sounds from your surroundings or sample records, simply let curiosity and creativity lead the way to quickly create unique beats.”

[via Atmel blog]