Ranjit Bhatnagar’s Lev is a robot that plays the theremin.
And while he’s far from being a virtuoso, he plays better than a lot of thereminists.
Lev may be the ultimate MacGyver music hack. He was made out of an old floor lamp, some plumbing supplies, a few empty mint tins, and some microprocessors.
Lev is named after Lev Termen or Leon Theremin, a Russian scientist who invented one of the first electronic musical instruments, an instrument which is played without touching, and which bears his name.