After some investigative hacking, Wil Lindsay added Monome functionality to a low cost Bliptronic 5000 melody generator using an Arduino + Arduinome source code. If the devices mentioned in the previous sentences leave you a tad confused, suffice it to say – the above-demonstrated hack adds nicey-nice versatile functionality to a $50 grid of LED buttons. For more info on how it’s done, check out the Arduino sketch and relevant hardware hookup infos @ Stray Technologies. [via Matrixsynth]