Tikku is a pair of connected musical sticks, that will allow you to generate the sound you imagined without any constraint. Tikku is all about entertainment in music, in the same idea as Guitar Hero or Wii, but with a great advantage of portability.


Want to feel like a musician for a day?

Have you ever been in a rock concert and realized, that the drummer was really doing nice job? At this moment you probably were ready to buy your own drumset and take courses just to feel closer to your idol. But when you came home, all your sweet dreams were broken by the reality obstacles: space,

Connect your Tikku sticks and start playing!

Move your sticks in the air, without touching anything. The sound will come through the speakers of the device you conne


100% Portable

Tikku are light and can be paired with any device. Camp, beach, friend’s house? You choose where to bring them!

Money saving

Airdrums do not suppose the purchase of expensive installations, nor money spending for music courses.

Time saving

With Tikku you do not face boring practicing hours and solfeggio. Enjoy only the pleasant side of music playing!

A thrilling game

To help you understand how it works and guide you with visual indications.

Open the app and connect by Bluetooth. That’s it!

Launch the game and follow the circles on the screen to explore the space around you. Turn the metronome on to help you keep the rhythm or keep the track of your performance by using the recording option. Register in Tikku community to share multi-player sessions!

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Team members

Israel Cayetano is a Mexican student of the Master in Microengineering at EPFL. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he graduated obtaining a national prize for outstanding performance. He has participated in international programs in France and Germany regarding the field of industrial automation. Recently, he has worked on projects concerning signal processing. He has also collaborated in projects focused on improving the quality of education. He is passionate about technological advances, innovation, languages, world history and music.
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  • Israel Cayetano Jimenez

  • Firmware Engineering
  • EPFL
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Management, Svetlana decided to focus on Management in the area of Information Systems. She is now doing a Master, working in the EMBA HEC Lausanne and playing piano or organ in the church in her spare time. She speaks 4 languages: Russian, French, English and German and recently started to learn Chinese.
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  • Svetlana Ershova

  • Business
  • UNIL
Born in 1993 in Italy, Ludovico completed his bachelor in electrical engineering in Rome, after which he started his master studies at EPFL, in Robotics and autonomous systems. He loves snowboarding, tennis and canoeing and he's always available for a chess match. He plans to go to Mars one day.
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  • Ludovico Novelli

  • Software Engineering
  • EPFL
Szabolcs was born in 1992 and grew up in Hungary. He did his Bachelor studies in electrical engineering with a specialization in embedded systems at Budapest University of Technology and spent an exchange semester in École Centrale Paris. Currently he's following MSc. studies in Information Technologies at EPFL's Electrical Engineering department. He loves traveling, skiing, tennis, gastronomy and always ready to burn up the dance floor.
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  • Szabolcs Balasi

  • Electronic Engineering
    Firmware Engineering
  • EPFL
Adrian is an industrial designer. Born in California, he spent his childhood between the US and France. He obtained a BTS in Industrial Design in 2014 at Condé Lyon, and is currently continuing his industrial design studies at ECAL.
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  • Adrian Woo

  • Industrial Design
  • ECAL
Berenice is a third year Bachelor at Ecal in the Interaction Design section. She discovered this section through the open doors of the school , it was a true discovery. She always loved the interaction with others and it is a playful and fun way for her to interact with objects, subjects and people.
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  • berenicedecasteja

  • User Experience
  • ECAL

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Here comes the last day in China!

July 27, 2016

We cannot believe CHIC is almost finished! It is our last day and the noisiest team Tikku still has a lot of work to do. The engineers left early the… [...]

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The day of yesterday 20.07.2016

July 27, 2016

We got up and eat it all up We took the MTR and discovered how tiered we all are. We went to the old Seeed studio to work with team… [...]

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Day 15 – DJI and BGI visits

July 26, 2016

Today, thanks to the late start, we had the chance to get our well deserved sleep after the long program of yesterday. It felt so good! And we were all… [...]

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Who said that hackathons can’t be humanitarian?

July 24, 2016

After a rich breakfast, we came back to SZOIL to continue the challenging humanitarian hackathon. The transfer in taxi made the whole day easier and we reached the place in great shape.… [...]

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Time is running out at Seeedstudio!

July 22, 2016

All the PCBs (5 pieces) are mounted and 2 of them are working properly! The others are currently being tested. The day starts well and my team is happy :)!… [...]

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Not every day is an easy day

July 21, 2016

Time is going so quickly and we did not noticed how Wednesday was over! Then my blogpost will cover 2 days. Yesterday the work was efficient and quick. The quick… [...]

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Un Tikku par-ci, un Tikku par-là

July 19, 2016

Some time in the morning were spent today to define the tasks and their priorities, in order to use our time in the best way. We decided to split the… [...]

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Seeedstudio – here we are!

July 18, 2016

After some intense days in Hong Kong, pitching in front of investors and makers and visiting the HKUST, the Harbour, Panalpina and the Science Park, we finally arrived to Shenzhen,… [...]

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Tikku first game

June 7, 2016

We are back to present you our first game, developed by the engineering team! It's concept is similar to Guitar Hero game, but better adapted to a mobile game and… [...]

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Last milestone – done!

May 28, 2016

Here we are! The last milestone has been passed and we are going towards the China trip! Lot of work is still remaining. The pricing and costing aspects still need… [...]

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A few words about Tikku software and bluetooth connection

May 16, 2016

Thanks to the rainy weather this weekend, the project had jumped on a new level! Ludovico and Israel did an amazing job :) They are now putting everything together: low… [...]

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Sticks Design

May 8, 2016

One of the biggest parts of the work for the second milestone was the design of the sticks performed by Adrian. He has been working on colors and shapes according… [...]

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Positioning and gaming environment

May 2, 2016

Difficult to believe, that only one milestone is left before going to China! We are so excited to be there although few time is left now to finish the work… [...]

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Tikku’s updates

April 24, 2016

As the project starts to materialize into PCB's, foam prototypes, software design and scripts our team is facing challenges and limits of the ideas we have imagined. The decisions must… [...]

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Week 8

April 18, 2016

The feedback for the first milestone is there, so this week is gonna be very important in the advancement of the project. A lot of ideas was proposed by the… [...]

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Sketches and Design

March 22, 2016

Some quick sketches and renderings, trying to find a shape for Tikku. The main challenge is finding a shape that is inspired from drum stick while still being different enough… [...]

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Vita in motu!

March 18, 2016

It is time to talk about the "dark" engineering side of Tikku... Last Thursday the development kits arrived and Szabi - the electrical engineer started to code some of the… [...]

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A week full of good results!

March 13, 2016

It's Christmas!  The parcel containing the first order of electronic components arrived this week. The playground is open! We will stay close to you, to share the first issues. While… [...]

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Brainstorming on features, models and technical solutions

March 7, 2016

While waiting impatiently for the parcel containing our first component's order, the team makes use of  time to brainstorm on the possible features Tikku drumsticks could carry. Our goal is… [...]

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TIKKU Project in the Starting Blocks!

February 29, 2016

Here we are: CHIC 2016 Edition has been launched and we are proud being part of it! Since the Ideation weekend we have been working and brainstorming a lot on… [...]

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