Whack This Poster To Change Songs
While the rest of us have progressed from fast forwarding tapes to skipping CD tracks and onto shaking our iPod to skip songs, employees at London-based digital creative firm Agency Republic studios have yet another way to interact with music. They've created a sound system that’s controlled by a poster that changes songs when something is thrown at it.
The poster is hooked up to a knock sensor that’s connected to an Arduino nano encased in a “magic box.” All of that is connected to Spotify, the digital music service. When someone throws something at the poster — shoe, eraser, pen, copy machine — it will move on to the next song in the Spotify queue. Put this in every office setting and you'll get to know your co-workers music preferences pretty quick, which could either lead to camaraderie or all-out music warfare. Check out the video below for demo:
via Laughing Squid
Credit: Agency Republic