Turning Objects into Musical Instruments

Alessia Andreotti
February 27th 2014

Music lovers have always found a way to play a tune using everyday objects, such as pots and pans, tables or garbage cans. This habit has now digitally evolved thanks to Mogees, a device that can virtually turn all the stuff around us into unusual musical instruments.

The tool consists of a mobile app and a sensor that detects and analyses the vibrations that we make when we interact with the objects around us. It uses a sound technique that converts the vibrations of the physical item into an electric signal, altering their acoustic.

The idea is to place the sensor on the surface of common things and play them: a tree, a car, a balloon, or a radiator, for instance. The object becomes the interface, breaking the boundaries between digital and physical world.

Source: Wired

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