Tech

Turn A Bunch Of Bananas Into A Piano, Start A Fruit Stand Band

On the heels of the Korg Cliphit, a gadget that transforms anything (yes, anything) into a drum set, some former MIT students have designed a device that turns bananas into a piano or keyboard. With room for 18 electrodes that you can push into bananas, pencil erasers, potatoes, or anything that can conduct electricity, you can program the Banana Piano to play your computer's piano or do other less-useful things.

How about a stair piano? Water foot pads? Graphite scribbles? Yes, yes, and not a problem. 

Throw away your keyboard, this is the future, and it's way more important than any new phone.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He can play a Chopin nocturne and the piano part for "Don't Stop Believing." Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.