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Musical Baggage Walkways

'Me-lo-di' is a Luggage Path That Lets Travelers Make Music

— January 3, 2012 — World
Waiting at the airport -- whether it's to take off or for a loved one to arrive -- can get mighty boring, but the 'Me-lo-di' by Jeriel Bobbe will change that. This innovative tiled walkway, designed to be installed into airport floors, will allow travelers to create own music as they pull their wheeled baggage over the path.

Bobbe, a design graduate at Eindhoven's Design Academy, made 'Me-lo-di' out of individual ribbed, wooden tiles, each of which is made to emit certain (musical) sounds when something -- such as luggage -- is rolled overtop of it. The tiles can be reorganized to create different sounds, and the distance between the ribs determines the pitch of the tones while the height of them dictates the volume, says PSFK.

According to Bobbe, 'Me-lo-di' will be deployed in airports to provide a playful way for travelers to walk. He says, "Whether I walk on sidewalks or on blind led tiles, there is music everywhere! I designed ribbed tiles to reproduce this effect."