BeetBox Makes Music Out Of Your VegetablesMom always asked us not to play with our food, but perhaps she did not have the insight to peer into the future where one particular Scott Garner, on a whiff of inspiration, has come up with this rather ingenious piece of work – the BeetBox, a device that transforms vegetables into a drum kit, all made possible courtesy of a Raspberry Pi edible circuitry project.

Basically, the Beetbox will rely on the extremely small Raspberry Pi computer alongside with a capacitive touch sensor and an audio amplifier, ensuring that each beet will generate a sound when touched. Garner explained, “BeetBox is primarily an exploration of perspective and expectations. I’m particularly interested in creating complex technical interactions in which the technology is invisible — both in the sense that the interaction is extremely simple and in the literal sense that no electronic components can be seen.”

There will be a Python script on the Raspberry Pi that translates all the taps your finger gives out to the capacitive touch sensor, triggering a drum noise that is then output through a little amplifier and a speaker located in the lid of the device. Eventually, this is one project that will decay, so make fresh music while possible!

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