Eno’s Bloom Recreated with Magnets by ReedBox
Named for the magnetic reed switches it uses, the ReedBox is inspired by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers's Bloom. The box is actually a device that allows users to interface with basic software applications using magnets and was made by John Kuiphoff.
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The box uses the magnets on a grid to control a synthesizer (like Bloom) and to play games. Music notes can be changed in real time and depend on what grid points you place your magnets on. There are currently 5 software apps that have been developed for the ReedBox;
1.Particles – users can use magnets to manipulate the particles on their screen
2.Drum Sequencer – users can create dynamic drum loops by placing magnets on drum nodes
3.Flickr Pickr – users choose color combos and schemes using magnets
4.Music Box – magnets trigger music notes and repeat them all indefinitely
5.Simple Game – for users to play, the objective is just to kill the enemy.
Kind of cool that this was all inspired by an iPhone app! You can also download Kuiphoff’s source code from his website
Source: John Kuiphoff