The Drum




Table Design


Sound System


Input / Output














The construction of the Jam-O-Drum was carefully considered and executed, and design decisions dictated many of the construction methods:

>> The table is round, with a square base of steel

This would allow for CircleMaze to fit neatly into the design as well as creating the communal space which is one of the goals of the Jam-O-Drum platform. The square base contributes to the simple design while also making the device easier to build for the students. The sides of the base would also have to be transparent to sound, as the subwoofer would be stored inside.

>> The table would be built to disassemble easily

The device would have to come apart easily in order to be packaged and sent across the U.S. from where it was built in Pittsburgh to the Zeum venue in San Francisco. This would add complexity and construction time, but would save time and effort down the road.

>> The design for the table would have to be updated and shared between several parties during construction

The table, with all framing and harware, was modeled in scale in AutoCAD. The scale drawings also allowed us to keep a common record of the construction as well as communicate the design with the client and hardware vendors. The fact that the table was modeled in 3D also allowed the group to generate and update perspective and detail views as the design continued to evolve.

Click the links to view PDF files of the construction drawings:
table frame
table frame-base only
Drumpad frame detail