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November 12, 2012 AT 2:30 pm

iSticks: How to make a drumstick for an iPad.

Ever wanted to play drums on your iOS device — without actually destroying it? Check out this great Instructables project from aymans:

Multi-touch is a wonderful thing.  But sometimes, the act of creating is done with a tool, like a drumstick or a stylus. It turns out, it’s easy to make a set of drumsticks for a modern capacitive device (like an iPad). You just need a few special things.

The sticks work in any application since they send the same sort of signal your hand does.  I made a few iPad apps that are being submitted to the Apple store…till they become available, the Magic Piano is super fun with them.

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2 Comments

  1. There’s an app called Impaktor that lets you play drums on an iPad by putting it on a table and tapping on the surface around it. It works surprisingly well.

  2. needs more star wars cantina song

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