CLIPPY V 1.0
Clippy is a unique digital instrument that turns everyday objects into triggers for any sound imaginable!
Using Raspberry Pi at its core Clippy is a stand alone unit that looks a bit like a salad bowl, with two buttons, one to select sounds and one to ‘reset’ the clips. The 12 magnets around the edge connect to oversized clips on wires. These clips can be connected to anything conductive: fruit, foil sculptures, water, playdough, etc.
The oversized clips on CLIPPY can be used to create individual compositions using numbers instead of note names. This allows students of any musical skill level to create tonal music compositions and play them using this unique interface.
CLIPPY is an instrument that is always in development, CLIPPY Version 1.0 was thoroughly tested by the students of Lismore (VIC) Primary School as part of the inaugural Creative Victoria 'Virtual Creative Professionals' in Schools program. They worked with CLIPPY for 2 weeks, making music, writing stories and drawing improvements. A CLIPPY unit now resides at the school to continue their investigations and musical compositions.
CLIPPY created by Glen Walton, Engineer: Pikkle Henning, Composer: Cayn Borthwick.