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Digital Drums in your pants

Written on April 13, 2011 by R. Cruise

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What can you say about musical jeans?

Judges of the thought the idea was so cool, they awarded the ’ inventor, Aseem Mishra, 1,000 pounds (about $1,600 dollars).

Aseem Mishra, the ’ inventor is a high school student from Hull, England. The seemingly ordinary-looking jeans that won the teenager a pocket-full of cash lets its wearers tap out a tune on their thighs by drumming on sensors sewn into the garment. The eight paper-thin pads sewn inside different parts of the pants, like around the knee and thigh area, serve as the sensors that will each emit a different drum sound – kick, snare, crash cymbal etc. The musical jeans can be plugged into an accompanying backpack with speakers, or headphones for personal use.

“I have a band and we gig. Every time we go to a place we have to take the drum kit in the car first and then come back with everybody else, so it’s a bit of a hassle,” Mishra in an interview with BBC.

Meanwhile, Leslie Katz of Cnet says, Mishra, who has been playing drums for eight years, owns the sole pair of drum kit jeans, but would like to find a manufacturer and distribute them more widely.

“I think at the time I might have been tapping on my legs, and I thought, I know, why don’t I see if I can put a drum kit in my trousers?”

Cool, huh? Watch how the drum kit jeans work here.

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