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icmc09drum2 Jaime Oliver's amazing membrane controller

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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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