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Noah Vawter has been developing these rather awesome hand-powered electronic instruments at MIT’s Media Lab. Dubbed ‘exertion instruments’, they reconnect the players physical strength with the instruments volume. This brings a level of expression to electronic music that before seemed confined to traditional acoustics – plus no power strips/batteries! Check out the project research/documentation for relevant details. [via Hack a Day]

Collin Cunningham

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!

  • dnny

    good work. the sound is much more “organic” and the leek spinning is great detail.

  • Anonymous

    i love that the guy in the back ground is waving what looks like a leak as if you already have back up dancers of the vegan sort, or a vegan roady with to much time on his hands. that is the danger of having no power cords! lol

    ps. i am mad my captcha says —f u 2 , well right back at you buddy.