Smart Sensor Turns Any Object Into an Instrument

Anna Green

A music and technology company called Mogees has created a smart sensor that transforms any object—pots and pans, a tabletop, a book, even a person—into an instrument. Called Mogees Play, the sensor creates different sounds depending on what kind of object it's attached to and how users interact with that object. It's designed for people of all ages, and can be used for gaming, education, and, of course, music-making. It’s essentially a simpler, more affordable version of the Mogees Pro, an earlier device designed explicitly for professional musicians.

The Verge explains that the Mogees Play comes with three games designed to teach users the basics of melody and rhythm. But Mogees believes the versatile sensor could have an unlimited range of applications, and they’re opening their API to allow programmers to create their own games and Apps for the device. Mogees is currently raising money for the device on Kickstarter. Check out the Mogees Play in action above.

[h/t The Verge]

Banner Image Credit: Mogees Tutorials, Vimeo