Noisy Jelly: Letting the Jell-O speak to you through music
Whenever people say Jell-O, it reminds us of Joey saying ‘There’s always room for Jell-O’ and his ability to make everything and anything sound dirty. But this is not about just tasty treats. If you were wondering how Jell-O would sound if it could talk to you while it got all shook up, then you will get intrigued by the work of Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard. The artists have not been able to make the Jell-O talk, but they make it shake out tunes that are exclusive to your touch.
The experiment was designed using agar agar jellies and the final product the Noisy Jelly allows you to turn the shake of the Jell-O into tunes that are both unique and fun to listen as well. All you need to do is touch the Jell-O at with varying pressures and this will produce the movement in Jell-O, which will produce unique sounds in response to your touch. The wiggling motion is then converted to appropriate tunes using sensors placed beneath them. More than the quality of the tunes that are produced it is the concept and its interactivity that is a huge bonus.
Considering how kids are hooked to plastic toys, fancy gadgets and gaming units from a very young age, a toy like this could help in weaning them away from the electronic devices for a while. Everyone loves Jell-O and your kids will enjoy the fact that for once they are being allowed to play with food.