Awesome Stuff: Sound And Technology
from the hear-it dept
Another week of awesome stuff crowdfunding projects. This week we’ve got two interesting projects that involve people hacking together cool, but very different, devices to let you do stuff with sound.
- First up, we’ve got the Touch Board from Bare Conductive. It’s very difficult to describe just how many cool things can be done with this, so I very strongly suggest watching the video below to get just a sense of what you can do (there are lots of examples in the video). But, in short, it’s an Arduino-compatible sensor board that has a bunch of features that can easily be built into a variety of different projects. Among the features: touch sensing, distance sensing, mp3 player and it works with electric paint. Seriously, just watch the video and think about all the stuff you can do with this thing:
- A few years ago we wrote about a great musician named Moldover, who came up with a creative way to get people to buy his album (and pay a lot more than album prices for it). He turned the CD jewel case into a fully functioning virtual theremin. I bought it and it’s awesome (as is the album…). I actually used to bring it to conferences all the time when I was speaking about cool things that musicians were doing, but I got worried that an overeager TSA agent would take away the weird CD case with all the electronics in it (though, no one ever questioned it the times I did take it). Moldover’s back and he’s working on a new album and a new instrument. This time, the instrument is what he calls a “voice crusher,” which basically does exactly what you’d expect something called a “voice crusher” to do — and it fits into a cassette tape case. The video below also has the traumatic story of what inspired this latest album.
That’s it for this week, go hack together something awesome.