Modular-muse is the name I gave to two platforms I developed as part of my PhD work at ATLAS.
MMMDx - MIDI controlled Motor Driver boards for building musical robots, and associated laser cut mechanisms. Example projects include Solidnoise, beatBox, Aesthetic Algorithms, and projects by others including a tactile interface, thermochromic display (shown below)
Sound Clippys - an instrument building platform that makes it easy to build tangible interfaces and a software library for mapping interfaces to sound. These were used in workshops and in a middle school music classroom where children designed and built their own instruments (see eCSite example video).
Please see www.Modular-Muse.com for more info and to order hardware.