Look Mum No Computer - Sam Battle
DIY Synth items can be easier than you think, This is an Art Attack style ‘how to’ about making a KRAFTWERK style Drum Pad out of tinfoil, batteries and a fair bit of gaffer tape.
In 10 minutes of gluing tinfoil to everything you have a very basic drum trigger which is in essence a glorified switch with the tin foil drum stick making contact with the pad, sending enough charge from the battery into the synth to trigger a sound. But you best make use of it quickly because chances are it won’t last long.
These pads should work with most synths/drum machines or whatever you have that have gate/trigger ins - a modular synth, maybe an ARTURIA MicroBrute or something similar like an KORG Odyssey or something.
3 x AA batteries
gaffer tape, and the rest is up to you.