Ben Andrews

Virtual Drum Kit Made of Cheeseburgers

If you’re an American and a drummer, your two favorite things have just been combined in a delicious, hilarious way.  George Michael Brower’s “Playthings” lets users experience playing drums made of cartoon gummy bears, musical scales, jelly beans, synths, burgers, and snares.

It’s disarmingly cute, evoking Lisa Frank, Willy Wonka, and Apple’s Garage Band all at once… A row of hot dogs replicates a xylophone, the jelly beans are really chimes, a few cheeseburgers form a drum kit — and the kit is almost latency free; the moment I struck a large burger, virtual drum stick in hand, I heard the loud THUMP of a kick drum.

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