Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Musicon: Coding and Composing for Little Kids

Musicon is a revolutionary, wooden interactive musical instrument which kids (aged 2-8) can "code" to compose their own music. Musicon has already been used in a variety of settings, including home, school and special needs centres to bring a different way to music education.

We love the combination of traditional materials and innovative design.

Musicon allows you to compose the percussion and melody parts of music by physically pressing buttons on a wooden barrel. With Musicon kids can "hear" what a picture sounds like, by "drawing" a pixel art picture on the barrel, then spin it to hear the sound.

Musicon comes with different instruments including a drum, xylophone and shaker which you can move around and create different combinations of sound. The instruments connect with magnets, so it looks really easy to change around.

Musicon recently won the RED DOT and Core77 Design Awards.

You can find out more and back this project on Kickstarter.

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