Inspired by Toy Blocks, Blu musical keyboard is a musical instrument for kids which can be played just like building blocks. The keyboard design works as re-imagined keys in a modular and highly flexible fashion. When children play with building blocks, they develop shape recognition skill and improve eye-hand coordination. Keeping this in mind, the designer started to develop unique musical instrument that works similar to building blocks toy, but in this case, children learn to understand and composed songs. Blu musical keyboard also improves children’s sense of timing and improvisation.
Designer : Eric Pautz
Each key is movable, children can set its position to determine the pitch and timing of the notes. Since this device is meant for children, it’s been designed with colorful and bright interfaces to get their attention. Children can manipulate notes in an exciting and educational manner.
The functionality of Blu musical keyboard can be expanded by adding additional keys to create drum sound or sound recording functionalities. Will this concept ever see the light of day? Well, we have a good feeling about this, since the designer said that there are two functional prototypes that were developed already. We’ll keep our finger crossed.