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The Beatbox Hoop Experiment

Angela M. Sheehan has been experimenting with something she is calling the “Beatbox Hoop”. She’s using a conductive fabric taped hoop as a switch for a hacked stylophone beatbox toy embedded in her track jacket. The conductive patches on the arm and hip of the jacket are the contact points for generating sound from the beatbox. She’s still figuring out…

hipDisc Musical Hula Hoop Invented

At Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, PhD student Danielle Wilde has invented a new type of musical instrument which will help you create music using your hips and waist. “I wanted to make something that encourages people to explore and extend the range of movement of their hips – outside of coordinated activities such as dance and sport,” Wilde told…

Musical Hula Hoop – Fact or Fiction?

While we may never be able to agree on what music we enjoy hooping to the most, pretty much everyone can agree that music certainly takes hooping to the next level. But have you ever considered what it would be like if our hooping itself made music? During Future Week on Hooping Idol, Rebecca Phipps did. She choreographed a musical…