At the 2018 University of Exeter Staff Festival, participants in a DIY Playbox session used a Raspberry Pi and basic electronics to create a ‘piano’ which could be played without touching it.
Like the old Theremin, the
instruments created in this session were played without contact. Using the
versatile and cheap Raspberry Pi computers, some simple electronics and the
Scratch coding language they had fun building a ‘piano’ in less than one hour, which they
could control by moving their hands in front of a sensor.
This session was supported by Arts and Culture at the University of Exeter and was delivered by Simon Belshaw and Ian Woodbridge of 2 Times Do.