Back in 2008, for his Royal College of Art graduation show, Yuri Suzuki presented work which involved an innovative way of playing conventional vinyl records, including a miniature electric circuit constructed from pieces of old records on which small cars circulate and transmit sound. This miniature vehicle incorporates miniature sensor that detects and follows a black line whilst it reads crossing coloured lines and translates them as RGB data into sound. Users could draw a randomly shaped circuit using a black marker pen on a piece of paper and the colour chaser followed the line.
In 2010, the project took shape and presented as "Colour Chaser", beautifully designed but minimal vehicles in the shape of a box with an on/off button and the speaker located at the top. What was intriguing about this little machine is that its simplicity could generate richness off sometimes hectic drawings on the paper.
The Oplab musical experiment board allows you to interconnect virtually any electronic musical instruments and music software. It removes the hassle with one box for MIDI and another for CV or a third for USB.