The winning project from American Maker is now available as a kit –
AIRHEADS – AIRDRUMS – Winner of the 2008 MAKE FAIRE Chicago ” The best instrument they have seen since the Theremin”
Airheads MINI 4 kit are sensors to be used with midi drum brains and synthesizers or midi I/O devices allowing one to play instrument in the air just by waving your hands over the Airheads seniors in mid air. These sensors not only trigger your sounds but also sense velocity, they also make great proximity switching for many projects and applications, music, hobby robotics, home electronics, control lights with just a wave of a hand. use these with your VDRUMS or hook them up to your Arduino drum machine. Limited Time! Get a free GIG bag with your order!
Hmmm, definitely a lot of potential even beyond musical use! MINI 4 Airheads Kit
Catch the kit in action @ Maker Faire Austin –