Mix it up with the Wheelchair DJ

RAMPS is a wheelchair DJ interface - the left wheel fades between tracks while the right wheel scratches the music. Users bring their existing wheelchair skills to the show, RAMPS detects the speed and direction of each wheel. The wheelchair becomes an interface to music, games and new computer interactions.

The maker, John Schimmel, is also heavily involved with NYSCI’s upcoming Human+ exhibition, and is developing an app with crowd-sourced data about in-depth accessibility features of places in our neighborhoods.

Check out the Wheelchair DJ this weekend at World Maker Faire, NYC.

Feel the beat with Onyx Ashanti

Onyx Ashanti is the creator of Beatjazz and the Beatjazz control system, an open source musical performance platform that combines motion, improvisation, beats and light into a never before realized form of artistic expression.

Look for Onyx at Maker Faire this weekend.