The Trons Robot Band

The Trons is a robotic band, a creation of Greg Locke, a 40-year-old electronic and software engineer and bassist with local "surf rock" act The Hollow Grinders.


(The Trons - a robotic band)

"I just had an idea, got up from the couch and tried it. I thought `this might work'. Even as a kid, I was building odd things," he said.

The band is made of four members Ham (guitar and vocals), Wiggy (single-string lead guitar), Swamp (drums) and Fifi (one-handed keyboards).

It took Mr Locke "eight or nine months of madness" to construct the group.

"The electronics came from an old photocopy card vending machine with other parts scavenged. I didn't need to do that, but it's made it easier everything sort of just appeared," Mr Locke said.

Can you think of any musical robots in science fiction? I've wracked my brains, but I'm sure there must be some. Via Waikato robot band an internet hit.

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