Check out these music items we saw at Maker Faire that are well designed as well as functional. Either one would be a cool gift for the right person.
This British company’s site says “Make music from anything!” and it’s true. Buy their kit which costs about $100 and then you can set up anything, including vegetables, to make sounds when touched. Ototo can also act as a midi controller. Yes that’s Ivan playing the vegetables.
These beautiful little wooden boxes are voice recorders, with controls for speed and looping. Make your own cool sounds. Each one is made by hand in Brooklyn. Prices start at about $50. Photo from the company’s website.