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By Jane Fayle
June 04, 2012

An Umbrella That Makes 8-Bit Sounds in the Rain

Ever wondered what the rain sounds like in an 8-bit form?

By Jane Fayle
June 04, 2012

We all know how boring wet weather is. Now, two women have developed a way to cure that boredom with an umbrella that makes 8-bit sounds when it is hit by rain.

Alice Zappe and Julia Läger used 12 sensors, 2 speakers and an Arduino minicontroller to enable their umbrella to create sounds. The intensity of the rain changes the sound, surely making for an interesting compilation in a torrential downpour.

Although the umbrella doesn't produce actual songs it could easily be modified to play pre-recorded tunes. It's a bit of fun while you are walking in the rain and will most definitely put some smiles on otherwise glum faces in the rainy street.

Published on June 04, 2012 by Jane Fayle


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