A bubble wrap-popping organ, by Simone Giertz and team, is sure to be your new favorite thing

Simone Giertz, engineer and inventor known for “useless” inventions and “s****y robots,” has a marvel of musical machinery. It’s a barrel organ that pops bubble wrap, and somehow it can actually play tunes.

Check this fanciful “old-school” retro tracker hardware and a cute groove

“Picked up this machine at a local garage sale. The owner said he picked up in the 90s and it was not working. Poking around and fixing the power board, it fired up and it turned out to be a tracker sampler. Looks very similar to a modern tracker?”

Peter Kirn - June 29, 2022

Teenage Engineering’s mixer – FX – audio interface – instrument is provocatively tiny

The next big idea from Teenage Engineering is a minuscule multifunction mixer-audio interface. It’s beautiful and – maybe unusably small. Those Teenagers never shy away from controversy.

Peter Kirn - April 25, 2022

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