The Ototo is an experimental PCB-based synthesizer, created by design and invention studio Dentaku. We originally covered the Ototo in Nov 2013 as a design concept. Now it is moving into production as a crowd-funded Kickstarter project.
Ototo allows you to combine sensors, inputs and touchpads to create your own electronic musical instrument. Ototo is designed to let anyone unpack a kit and interact with sound however they want to, no soldering or coding required.
- 12 key capacitive touch keyboard (1 octave) with connectors
- 4 sensor inputs, 5V analog input
- Onboard speaker and 3.5mm headphone output
- Powered by 2 x AA batteries or micro USB
- No coding required
- 128 Mbit Flash memory
Here’s the official intro video:
The project is already about 20% of the way to its funding goal. The Ototo is available to backers for £45. See the project site for more info.