Umbrella That Translates Raindrops Into Music
“Raindrops keep falling on my head, I wish I could hear some 8-bit music instead”. Those aren’t the lyrics to the classic B.J. Thomas song (the one from the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid movie, look it up kids), but they are probably what a pair of Germans were singing in their heads when they came up with this next idea.
They have created an umbrella
-ella-ella-ella that detects raindrops and turns them into 8-bit music (via cnet.com). Sensors on the underside of the umbrella detect the raindrops and then create a retro-sounding 8-bit tone. This will turn every walk in the rain into your own personal 80’s video game experience. You can pretend you are in Super Mario 3, chasing mushrooms around. If you’ve been eating certain mushrooms previously that day, you might be already doing this. Check the umbrella out, it’s cool, but a total prototype. You watch though, this idea will lead to pimped-out musical umbrellas in like ten years. I called it.