Drum Pants: the Drum Kit That You Wear

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If you think about it, most of us have been playing drums our whole lives. Yeah, we might not have drum kits, but our legs and bodies work pretty well. Just a good song can get us slapping our thighs and feeling the beat. That’s why the new product DrumPants is so incredibly perfect: it’s a wearable sensor kit that attaches to your clothing, letting you play music or even control smartphone apps with the ease of drumming your body like you always do.

The kit comes with two long sensors that slip down either leg of your pants, and two additional sensors that fit in your shoes. With 2 sensitive areas per strip and over 100 built in sounds to start with (including drums, percussion, synthesizers, guitars, pianos, or your own) this kit is going to revolutionize the way you ride the bus, your bike, or even play a live gig. Because the kit can send notes and signals to any app that accepts MIDI or OSC, there is hardly a limit to the possibilities here.

The project is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter… and considering how incredibly cool this product is, it’s not surprising that they’ve already racked up over $20,000 toward their $35,000 goal. Check out the video below, then grab your DrumPants for $99 on Kickstarter.

Check out ChopSticky in a 2 Pair DrumPants Jam:

Via Laughing Squid

Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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