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Bust a Move With the Playable Jell-O Piano

By: Souzan Michael - Published: • References: foodiggity & neatorama
If you've ever wanted to learn to play an instrument but just never got around to it for whatever reason (money, time, patience), the Playable Jell-O Piano is the perfect piece for you.

Created by Ranjit Bhatnagar, Astrida Valijorsky, Mimi Hui and Catarina Mota of NYC Resistor, a "hacker collective [that] meet[s] regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community," this wacky food invention is exactly what it sounds like: a piano made out of Jell-O that you can play. Sounds awesome, right? That's because it is.

Called The Resistor Jeltone, this cool playable item won the prize for "Most Creative Invention" at the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt Design Scholars/Jell-O Mold Workshop on June 25th, 2011.

After the playable Jell-O piano melted (it is the middle of summer, after all), it was recreated using fruit salad.

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