KAMI-OTO: A DIY Cardboard MIDI Keyboard

YUDO KAMI-OTO DIY Cardboard Keyboard

Step aside, Nintendo Labo, here’s KAMI-OTO; a DIY midi keyboard you fold yourself out of prime cardboard.

The KAMI-OTO is the brainchild of Reo Nagumo who created Beatmania 20 years ago, these days he runs a company called Yudo and this project is now up on Kickstarter (it still needs a few bucks to reach the goal though). Based on Japanese origami you get the cardboard body and keys ready to be folded, then just add the silicone contacts and main board and you’re ready to go.

There’s different models depending on if you want Bluetooth support or not (USB otherwise) and it’ll hook up to your computer or iOS/Android device. According to the description the entire assembly takes about 30 minutes and doesn’t require any “difficult electrical things”, which sounds all good to me.

Read more at Kickstarter.com: KAMI-OTO

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