Gilda Negrini and Riccardo Vendramin, two young product designers from Italy, introduced their interesting last work. It’s called MusicInk, it runs on an Arduino Duemilanove board, and gives an alternative method to teach music to children.
That’s how they describe it:
MusicInk is an educational toy whose main characteristic is the use of an electrically conductive paint that allows children to play their own drawings.
MusicInk is an educational toy designed for children between the ages of 4 and 7 years.
MusicInk has been created to be the first of three different kits dedicated to the different stages of learning of children.
The first kit is dedicated to children who approach for the first time the music world, so it is designed to teach the basic properties of sound through fun exercises.
The properties of sound that will be dealt with are: pitch, intensity, duration, timbre and DO scale.
Here you can see their experience in testing MusicInk in a kindergarten in Milano with children between 4 and 5 years old: