Scrapyard Challenge: pasta with beat balls


The Scrapyard Challenge Workshops are intensive workshops run by Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki where participants build simple electronic projects (both digital and analog inputs) out of found or discarded “junk” (old electronics, clothing, furniture, outdated computer equipment, appliances, turntables, monitors, gadgets, etc..).

At first I found interesting a ball of yarn and I started to think about how I could make sounds. I started playing with some balls of aluminum and connected to Arduino so that I could play music once touched with the 5 volt cable. During the building process I was very hungry because we were all waiting for pizza .. suddenly hunger got the better of my brain and my interactive object has become a pasta dish with interactive meatballs ! I turned the 5 volt to a fork, and I served on the table.