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.
A treat for the eyes, ears and stomach? That's a win-win situation if I've ever heard of one.
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