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Drawdio Kit

By Marc de Vinck. Posted

Drawdio is an electronic pencil that lets you create music as you draw. It’s a basic music synthesizer that leverages the conductive properties of the pencil lead and can generate musical tones based on its resistance.

It’s a lot of fun to draw a piano and be able to play the notes, once you complete the circuit. It runs off a single AA battery, so no need to source a strange cell size. And if you already know how to solder, go ahead and grab this kit anyway. It’s that fun!

Verdict: 9 out of 10

Fun to build, fun to draw

$17.50 from Adafruit.com

Photograph courtesy of Adafruit licensed under CC