You Can't Keep Eric + Alex from Making Instruments
The co-inventor of the MakeyMakey just can't help it.
And Alex encourages us to grab objects and imagine their sonic personality. Like, you know, any spare Kermit the Frog you might have lying around...
Watch the video this week to hear how Eric Rosenbaum + Alex Ruthmann:
- take objects around them (like cups or aluminum) and make them more musical
- ask questions (what if it was big? made of water? made of cheese) to change your point-of-view and iterate on their creative projects
- make their projects more popular by getting feedback from other people
- finding your creative crew and hanging out with them to make epic things
After the interview, @alexruthmann + Eric popped into our critique rooms the engage our crew around their creative projects. @TeamBond's 3rd-grade class joined us with their project ideas for making the world more musical:
And Jorge joined us from the Chicago Publish Library to share how he might use the Arduino bit to alter the doors + sound of the Library.
bitspiration from the Community #InventAnything
Both the Science and the Basics tracks blew our minds this week.
@jakester made the very stellar Bubble Flute.
See how he made it here: see how he made it here: http://littlebits.cc/projects/bubble-flute-ded62c12-1635-4dfe-944c-7dd534830fb5
Parker remixed a Starry Night to stream and pop:
See how they made it here: http://littlebits.cc/projects/starry-night-comes-to-life-28cd9ba4-8ca8-4d46-9b72-ed99d0e8ce1e
And from the Science track, a nifty Octo anglerfish by @tsmirniw:
@aspahos made a charming eel:
And @zoomgali is sharing their work in progress--can't wait to see more of these!
A Special Pi Day Challenge for Tomorrow
We announced a special Pi Day Challenge for the Pi Day of the Century. Check it out:
And within minutes @afrank had already created a Circle-Making Machine.
Wishing you a happy Pi Day, @chloeatplay + @vanessa