I really like this Freedrum project in kickstarter so I made a similar one - the "Air" Drum Kit with Curie Nano board, here is a video of how to do it:
If you want to sprinkle some AI magic into your maker projects like me, you should try CurieNeurons Kit!
This kit includes Arduino101 (replaced by Curie Nano board in the latest version), along with many useful sensors and good tutorials for beginners. For example, beginners can use a drag-and-drop programming tool called curie-smartnode to program for some simple projects.
Here is their Facebook Page. Like the page and you can see more tutorials coming.