PocoPoco is a new musical interface that users can control by pushing, holding and turning.
To create Pocopoco. IDEEALab developed custom solenoid units with built-in sensors and assembled 16 of them in a box-shaped container to serve as a universal input/output device.
Users can play music with PocoPoco by pushing,
holding and turning its cylinders:
- When a user Pushes on top of a cylinder, a sequencer switch is flipped to the “on” position causing the cylinder to rise and a sound to play at regular intervals.
- Holding a raised cylinder prolongs the note being played like the sustain pedal of a piano.
- Turning a cylinder affects the instrument’s tone in various ways (e.g. volume control, filters, pitch bend).
See the IDEEALab site for details.