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Solar Wrist Synth

Solar + synthesizer = two great tastes in one! -

A wearable, portable square-wave synthesizer designed to be worn around the wrist so that he or she can be musically expressive whenever the moment strikes them.

Rows of buttons run along the underside of the wearer’s wrist for triggering of musical tones and a light sensor is available for shifting the pitch of the tones being played. This design allows for a form of musical expression that integrates itself very intimately with the human body. Tapping with the fingers plays tones and movement of the wrist and arm shifts these tones in pitch up and down.

Operating wrist-based electronics tells onlookers “Yes, I’m from the future.” – and when those electronics generate and control sound via light, no one will doubt it – Square Band

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. Craig says:

    I went to ITP last night and this was one of my favorite projects that I saw… simple, wearable, and absolutely fun. I could totally see myself wearing one and playing around with it as I walked around or rode the subway… Also, would totally make one if there were a HowTo.

  2. Collin Cunningham says:

    Rory posted a lot of good info on his development process –
    http://www.prize-pony.com/itp/blog/

    I bet he’d share more info with interested parties