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KAMI-OTO DIY Cardboard Musical Keyboard Kit

At the 2018 NAMM Show, Yudo introduced the KAMI-OTO DIY Cardboard Musical Keyboard Kit.

It’s designed to be something different than traditional MIDI keyboards – a DIY keyboard that you can build, paint and make your own.

We talked with Yudo’s Mieko Saruwatari, who gave us a quick introduction to the new instrument.

Here’s what Yudo has to say about it:

KAMI-OTO is a fun DIY musical keyboard kit made from cardboard. The impressions and folding movements resemble traditional Japanese “origami.” The user mounts the silicon rubber contacts and assembles the cardboard keyboard component while enjoying the composition, until finally the musical keyboard is complete.

Pricing and Availability

The KAMI-OTO DIY Cardboard Musical Keyboard Kit is being produced via a Kickstarter project, and is available to backers for ¥3,000 (about US $28).