Korean Artist Turns Cooking Pot Into MIDI-Power Musical Instrument

Music-producing electronic device may be a more accurate description

  Beatoven cooking pot
We've seen our share of bizarre electronics, homemade and otherwise, but this latest one, from Korean artist Viktor Jan, deserves some special attention.

We've seen our share of bizarre electronics, homemade and otherwise, but this latest one, from Korean artist Viktor Jan, deserves some special attention.

The man took a cooking pot and an Arduino-powered MIDI interface and somehow turned them into something that plays music.

The MIDI interface plays tunes from electrified objects placed inside the pot. Each object actually plays a different track.

There are even some knobs that can be used instead of a mixer, though they look more like they adjust the temperature of a stove really.

“When I was in U.K., I missed my Korean food, so I decided to cook a Korean soup in my kitchen,” Jan told Fast Company.

“While boiling the water, I realized that the water boiling sound is playable by the lid of pot. It is just like filtering a sound effect by using a DJ mixer. So I translated that idea into cooking sound.”

More images and details on the musical cooking pot can be found here.

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