We are thinking that sometimes people have way too much spare time on their hands. However, the Yellow Drum Machine is a clever bot all the same. It moves around, collects data, then finds an isolated object to keep the beat. After sampling this for a “good sound,” it will play along with it. It will also keep time if you decide to make a noise or clap. The robot was created for about $120.00 in about twenty hours and runs on 4 AA batteries. Full instruction and details are on Frits’ site.
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What do you wear when your T-Equalizer shirt is dirty? The latest in geekwear, the sound sensitive 4D Equalizer Tee which keeps the beat to the music, even if you can’t. Like most shirts of this type, the battery pack fits into a pocket and is removable for washing out the remnants of the night before. Made from cotton and available in four sizes, the t-shirt runs on 4 AAA batteries (not included) and will be in stock February 29 for £24.99 (~$49.00.)
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It looks like Sony’s quirky “Simon” variant, PaRappa The Rapper is coming to the PSP. According to a report from Famitsu, the game’s graphics will be re-formatted to accommodate the PSP’s wider screen, and a wireless multi-player mode will be added. Up to 4-player multi-play will be supported. When each gamer has a copy of the game, any of the stages from 1 through 6 can be played via multiplayer, and it looks like with one copy, gamers can share stage 1. Merely looking at the screenshots online is enough to get those crazy songs stuck in a gamer’s head. The game is targeted for a winter release date in Japan.
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