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There comes a time when music is so exciting that folks are
compelled to rhymically tap to the music with the feet.
shoes with metal bottom surfaces are worn, the famous tap-
dance sound emits to accompany the exciting music, often
done while standing and dancing. Some of this sound can
very enjoyable when properly done, but very annoying if the
tapping is uncoordinated, a-rhymic or just too strong to
overwhelm the underlying music.
Thus, the Shoe Tapper, a device attached to the side of each
shoe and designed to coordinate the shoe-tapping to music.
The Shoe Tapper comprises an audio receiver to measure the
rhythm or beat of the music, a small digitally controlled
to rotate the foot, a digital controller to correctly
the beat and intensity to the motor, and an actuator in radio
communication with a control unit positioned in the users
hand to control the speed of the motor from an off position
a jive or fastest tapping possible. The Shoe Tapper is
by batteries to last for at least one set of 20 minutes.
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||I want the version that directly stimulates the muscles.
||And *I* want the version which directly stimulates a moustache. I
haven't decided yet whether I want to be wearing the moustache at
||What [Voice] said. Would be reasonably easy to implement.
||(+) My only suggestion would be piezoelectric recharging of the batteries from walking.
||Bravo! This is the type of idea that makes the
halfbakery great again. I'm going to suggest a stand
alone version to also be created that works like a
metronome and foot taps out a large range of
preset beats. Big croissant from me.