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Jaime Oliver’s “Silent Drum” uses a unique elastic membrane drum head as a sound controller. A camera reads the position/shape of the head as it’s deformed with the hands and then translates that into data that can trigger sound events. [Thanks, Alberto!]

Silent Drum

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • phm

    Aaa… The electronic musician, not the naked chef.
    Seems like a fun instrument to play, but must be harsh to master.