Manav Kataria's Blog

Martian Mouse!

Disclaimer: This post has no correlation with reality!

My touchpad driver was crashing quite frequently so I decided to uninstall it and upgrade to a new one thinking it would finally fix my problem!
And, did it?…

Remember those old science-fiction movies – and the eerie sound they made when a UFO floated-up in the Manhattan Sky — Yea? Well that’s how my touchpad sounds right now! Don’t believe me? Watch this video:

Credit goes to our cameraman Tej Vohra for his brave videography attempt to capture the aliens! 😉

Wow! What’s going on?!
The touchpad is now a musician playing Theremin.

What’s a Theremin? – Invented in 1919 by a Russian physicist, Lev Termen is a musical instrument that is played without touching it! This is what makes it easy to play but notoriously difficult to master!

Playing Technique (from wiki/Theremin):

The controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the position of the player’s hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) with the other. (The electric signals from the theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker)

Playing Mario Bros on Theremin:
(youtube link)

Let me present to you, “Geeks Unleashed!
(youtube link)

I want to make my own Theremin someday! It would be a so cool to have one at home😉

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