‘beetbox’ – a musical instrument powered by vegetables
conceived as an exploration of perspective and expectations by american designer scott garner, ‘beetbox’ is an instrument that
allows users to play drum beats by interacting with vegetables. powered by a raspberry Pi with a capacitive touch sensor and
an audio amplifier in a handmade wooden enclosure, the device creates complex technical interactions in which the technology
is invisible—both in the sense that the synergy is extremely simple, and in literal sense that no electronic components can be seen.
the tactile engagement communicates with a script that watches for new movements and triggers drum samples. audio from the
line out is then run through a small amplifier connected to a salvaged speaker mounted under the holes in the lid.