Multi-touchnString Instrument

September 12th, 2008 by admin

We have been working with multi-touch surfaces at The Studio, and below is our latest prototype. It is a musical toy that allows you to create temporary, simple string instruments that you can pluck, much like playing a rubber band. Multiple bands can be created and played at once, and more complex instruments can be created with the help of a friend.

The software for this project was made using openFrameworks with the TouchKit addition. The hardware is a projection/FTIR surface we built in-studio.

UPDATE A couple of people have asked if there is a way to keep the string from disappearing when you let go. Not exactly. We might add something like that to the software, but in the mean time you can always just tape 'em down.

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