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MIDI Basketball

Basketball with wireless trigger inside.
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This is basically just a basketball with a trigger inside of it which transmits a wireless signal to a reciever, which plugs into your MIDI bus. Every time the ball hits the ground when you dribble you get a trigger. Patch it into a drum machine or something for some cool noises while you play. The transmitter is powered by the motion of the ball, converted into a slight electric potential (like a pedometer).

There is also a standalone receiver version with built-in sounds and a speaker, for those without a portable MIDI rig.

DeathNinja, Sep 18 2003

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       One vote for the original sounds from Pong, or Atari 2600 basketball.
RayfordSteele, Sep 18 2003
  

       Good possibilities for toilet type humour noises +. Can we have a MIDI soccer/rugby/cricket ball too ? Oh and a puck of course.
nichpo, Sep 19 2003
  
      
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