Beat Feet Turns Your Shoes Into Synthesizer

Flickr VideoAlright, ‘fess up – sometimes, when you’re walking down the street late at night, you wish that you could tap your shoes to make music. It’s alright, don’t be shy – secretly, everybody who’s ever seen the video for “Billie Jean” wishes that.

Thankfully, a trio of people have deigned to make your wish your come true with Beat Feet, a system that turns an ordinary pair of tap shoes into a synthesizer.

The contraption works by attaching pressure sensors to a pair of shoes, which relay their information to a complex bit of software via a module that the team chose to put on a rather spiffy hat – which, in the video above, is itself attached to a rather spiffy dancer.

You can check out the technology and code behind Beat Feet, as they’ve got a series of detailed schematics and information on their website.

[via: MAKE]

Written by Navneet Alang

Navneet Alang is a technology-culture writer based in Toronto. You can find him on Twitter at @navalang
SEE MORE ARTICLES BY "Navneet Alang"

Related posts
Comments
Latest stories Top stories Apple iPhone Tech Google App Samsung Android Amazon Facebook Microsoft TV Drones Robots Tesla iOS Twitter Dell Snapchat Instagram YouTube Web Wi-Fi
Thank you!
Close