Sensor-Filled Umbrella Turns Raindrops Into A Retro 8-Bit Soundtrack

Sensor-Filled Umbrella Turns Raindrops Into A Retro 8-Bit Soundtrack


Alice Zappe
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The umbrella’s canopy is covered with twelve piezo sensors that detect the impacts from the rain drops. And they’re all wired into an Arduino Uno which produces a corresponding bleep or bloop played back through a set of speakers. It’s a modern take on “singing in the rain” that doesn’t require you to have a good voice, just an appreciation for old-school gaming and electronic music. [Nukaco.la via Hacker News]