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Mogees Turns Anything and Everything Into a Musical Instrument


There’s more to the world than meets the eye–and ears. There’s art in everyday things, from leaves turning into beautiful shades of auburn to the blues, red, and orange that paints the sky with every sunset. You can also make music using the stuff that you see around you, too, although you’ll need a little help from Mogees to actually play it.

Mogees is a small musical instrument that can play anything, from balloons and books to windows and cushions. Conceptualized and created by Bruno Zamborlin, Mogees’ sensor looks like a stethoscope of sorts. It works in conjunction with an app which interprets the signals it receives and transforms it into music.Continue Reading

PocketStrings Let You Practice Guitar Anywhere

By David Ponce

I just picked up guitar playing a few months ago and so far I’m happy to say I’ve kept up with the daily practice. I’ve noticed that even a few days away from home really does affect my playing, especially on the newer things I’ve learned. Now I’m not sure I’d go as far as to purchase this PocketString device, but if you’re gung-ho on practicing no matter what, this could be interesting. It’s a tiny 4 fret board that lets you practice the fundamentals. This is really all you need to work on those chord shapes and even do some scales. What’s more, it can keep those calluses strong so that you don’t have to grow them back when you finally get back home.

It’s going to be available next month for less than $30.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Folding, Origami-Like Ukulele Looks Like Fun Weekend Project

By David Ponce

Ukuleles can be fun to have and now, maybe even fun to make. Origami enthusiast Brian Chen has created a laser-cut bamboo plywood kit that allows you to assemble a fully working ukulele in what he claims can be as little as half a day. By looking at the rather impressive PDF instructions, we’re thinking somewhere more along the lines of a full weekend, but hey… same ballpark. The result is not only completely functional but also folding for easy transport: the neck can be recessed into the body.

There are two versions, a regular kit for $85 or a “supermini” ukulele kit for $75. And if assembling anything at all is out of the question, you can get both of these already assembled for $375 or $250 respectively, and none of the fun.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]