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08. 09. 2006

Virtual laser piano


Do you ever pretend to play piano along to a song on the radio by making imaginary chord shapes on your desk? Yes, don't deny it! I've seen you, pretending to be Jamie Foxx pretending to be Ray Charles. Anyway, this is for you. The eggheads at Digital Information Development have created a virtual musical keyboard for your desktop, so you can actually turn any flat surface into a piano. The keyboard uses two laser modules - one to draw the keyboard onto the desk, and the other to detect your keypresses. It has the ability to detect chords, and has a few different voices too; organ, pipe organ and harpsichord. Excellent for practising on a break at work. I can see the books already - "Learn at lunchtime with Stevie Wonder's guide to laser harpsichord".

The keyboard will be released in Japan by the end of the year, and will cost 15,000 yen ($130).

Via Pink Tentacle

Posted by Stuart    Category: devices
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