Jaime Oliver’s amazing membrane controller

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Jaime Oliver’s amazing membrane controller

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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

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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