A few months back, as part of my Electronic Music class, I decided to try combining Disney Research’s amazing Touché touch-sensing system with a mug of water and some music generation. The result is Mug Music: a humble interface that’s incredibly fun to play with. Continuing last year’s theme, this was a collaboration with my friend Harvest Zhang.
The exciting thing is that if you want to try this yourself, you don’t need many extra supplies at all! The touch-sensing requires nothing more than $2 worth of extra parts (most notably an inductor) and an Arduino. The rest is all ChucK, which I highly recommend checking out if you are curious about musical programming.
And, here’s one more video.