Busker’s Delight: iPad Steel Drum

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"I don't wanna work..." Via Instructables.com

Ayman Shamma’s iPad steel drum just might revolutionize music on street corners and subway stops.

Shamma made a pair of drum sticks out of conductive material, then wrote an iPad app that mimics the sound of a steel drum, without any heavy equipment to lug around.

You can whip up a pair of drumsticks in about half an hour following his tutorial and start annoying the neighbor’s immediately with Shamma’s preferred apps, Magic Piano or iDaft.

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The result? His version of “Little Star” in the video above bears a pretty convincing sonorous resemblance to the Caribbean original.

You won’t be able to re-create that sound immediately though — his steel drum app, which won a contest at SF Music Hack Day – – is awaiting approval in iTunes.

Let’s all give thanks he didn’t devise a pan flute app.

Via Make