June 26, 2012

Creative music with Noisy Jelly

 And now for something completely different - "Noisy Jelly". Using various moulds, the user mixes up a jelly liquid which sets into various shapes, and then the jelly object is places on a board containing capacitive sensors. This turns the jelly object into a type of sensor - as the electrical conductivity of the jelly changes in relation to the thickness, and once the signal is read by an Arduino - it is converted to sounds using software on an attached PC. See it in action here:

This project is a fascinating synergy of art, imagination, chemistry, electronics and Arduino. For more information, visit the project site here and here. To get started with your own musical project, consider the Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino Uno-compatible with onboard prototyping space:

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