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mar 23, 2012

noisy jelly la gelée musicale

‘noisy jelly’ by photo credit: véronique huyghe

with this noisy chemistry lab, the gamer will create his own jelly with water and a few grams of agar agar powder. after adding 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. note : this project is a fully working prototype made with arduino and max/msp, there are absolut no sound editing in the video.

authors: raphaël pluvinage & marianne cauvard – thanks to roland cahen for his help (especially sorting out with max/msp)

‘noisy jelly’ kit

different colors determine the sound variations

the various jelly molds

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here

  • Shut up and take my money!

    Sthernocleidomastoideo says:
  • WHEN and WHERE can I buy one?!

    Sparky says:
  • now, make some tits, ass and dildo and the game will make you rich..

    Diego says:
  • Bravo, très belle idée, c’est tech et poétique à la fois, très bien vu !
    Vous avez été approchés pour commercialiser ? Ça devrait cartonner un truc comme ça, votre avenir est assuré !
    N’écoutez pas tous les commentaires scabreux, votre idée est très bonne et vous avez de l’avenir, bravo !

    Morskoul says:
  • Absolutely amazing!!! Love it!

    Vico says:
  • I want one!

    ross says:
  • Cool 😉

    Doger says:
  • Is it edible/ I bet you will make some interesting sounds if you consume it. What is the actual game, unedible jello on a sounding board. Brilliant the world needs more

    john paul marc says:
  • Where can I buy this???

    Abby says:

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