‘Noisy Jelly’ Game Turns Gelatin Into Musical Instruments
Final-year design students Marianne Cauvard and Raphaël Pluvinage from Paris’ L'Ensci Les Ateliers have come up with a game that makes use of jelly to create sounds, called ‘Noisy Jelly’.
In the fully working prototype game, the player has to make and shape his own musical material, out of colored jelly.
The game kit, dubbed the ‘Noisy Chemistry Lab’ comes with jelly molds, a game board and bottles of musical coloring labeled ‘Melodie’, ‘Basses’, ‘Scratch’ and ‘Son’.
All one has to do is pick a coloring and mix it with water and gelatin powder in the mold.
After 10 minutes, unmold the jelly on the game board and you’re ready to play!
Just by touching the jelly, users would activate different sounds.
How it works is that the game board is a capacitive sensor that detects variations of the shapes, the salt concentrations and the distances and the strengths of the finger contact; and transforms them into audio signals.
For a demo, watch the video below:
[via Under Consideration]