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Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard designed Noisy Jelly:
With this noisy chemistry lab, the gamer will create his own jelly with water and a few grams of agar agar powder. After added different color, the mix is then pour in the molds. 10 min later, the jelly shape can then be placed on the game board, and by touching the shape, the gamer will activate different sounds.
Technically, the game board is a capacitive sensor, and the variations of the shape and their salt concentration, the distance and the strength of the finger contact are detected and transform into an audio signal.
This object aims to demonstrate that electronic can have a new aesthetic, and be envisaged as a malleable material, which has to be manipulated and experimented.
See the photoset and download the press kit PDF for more info. [via openMaterials]
8 thoughts on “Noisy Jelly: A Jello Theremin Kit”
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Interesting, but not really a theremin, as you have to touch it to play the blobs. Additionally, the last thing a thereminist wants is a wobbly instrument; it’s hard enough to find the right pitch when only your hand is moving without having to chase a moving target.
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