Friday, June 4

Swedish Researchers Build Cardboard Piano

Not quite as much cardboard as you'd think -- but still pretty impressive in my book. It seems as though it's really a high-tech electronic keyboard encased in a cardboard exterior. "It sounds almost like the real thing," the head of the development team says, but digital reproductions of acoustic instruments are still quite a long way off from sounding with the properties of real-live instruments.

"Cheaper -- and lighter" seem to be the biggest features, but it's not a consumer item just yet. I don't think it would be a replacement for a full piano, but it's at least an interesting concept.

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