Spoon organ!

Music Technology
Spoon organ!

That guy with the funny hat who sometimes blogs for us built a touch-to-play spoon organ and showed it off at Make Tokyo 06 this weekend:

The user can play musical tunes simply by touching a row of spoons sitting on a table, with a fork added in for good measure. A microcontroller is used to detect changes in capacitance caused by a finger pressing against the metal, which are then sent to a computer using the MIDI protocol.

More deets including schematic and source code over at Matt Mets’ personal site.



I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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