Neoprene, velcro, piezo sensors, arduino, hookup wire, acetate, fabric
Inspired by Laurie Anderson's 1986 concert film "Home of the Brave", "Drop The Beat" is a wearable electronic drum set that aims to elevate the artist's presence during live performance. Each drum pad is embedded with a piezo sensor and is attached to the vest with velcro. The audio in the video (below) was recorded with the vest using GarageBand.
The project was featured on Fashioning Technology, Fast Company, and the Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel.