By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re anything like me when you first see this mechanical hand you’re probably going to assume it does a lot more than it really does.
While it may look like it just fell off one of the latest creations from Honda, in reality the Pianist Hand Concert is more of a novelty item. When you clap a sound sensor starts playing one of six classical piano pieces including Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer and Chopin’s Minute Waltz. While the music is being played back various gears inside the clear plastic hand cause the fingers to move as if they were actually playing one of the classical pieces on the piano… well at least the parts normally played by the right hand that is.
The Pianist Hand Concert is available from ‘What On Earth’ for a reasonable $16.95.