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iPhone Gadget Turns Any Surface Into a Musical Instrument

A door can be your new bass drum.
Mogees creator Bruno Zamborlin "plays" a bicycle wheel in London to demonstrate how the music-making device works.
Mogees creator Bruno Zamborlin "plays" a bicycle wheel in London to demonstrate how the music-making device works.

With this new iPhone gadget, the world is your instrument. 

London-based company Mogees is now selling an eponymous device that lets you make music by scratching and tapping any surface it's attached to. The tool uses vibration sensors to capture different movements, and converts them into musical notes. Then, the Mogees iPhone app allows you to associate each movement with a different sound and use the result in other music apps, according to the BBC.

Watch this man demonstrate how it all works by playing a door as if it were a full-sized drum set:

Mogees' Kickstarter campaign surpassed its goal of $30,325 in just 29 hours, thanks to the company's promotional video. It's raked in almost $81,000 since then.

The company released the first edition of the product in 2014, but has refined the sensory technology for a new generation of Mogees, according to its website. The new devices will be available after the Kickstarter campaign ends in November. 

This should make for some interesting live shows in the near future. 

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