Project by Sean Fraser and Anna-Alicia McDonald-Fortier
Singing Putty is a new game controller that explores basic electronics with color, shape, sound and sculpture. Use the putty to connect the nodes on the board to the center to play. Twist, bend, roll and squish your putty in two exciting game modes.
Did you know that even commerical modeling clay is conductive? Singing Putty uses that property to become a flexible, malleable controller. It is far more resistive than regular wire so the more you stretch it more it cuts the signal. The Singing Putty program is able to detect just how much resistance the putty has in completing the circuit and uses that to effect game play!
Singing Putty makes building circuits a sinch. Simply connect one or more of the colored shapes to the middle node and the circuit is complete!
Test your reflexes against a friend or the computer in Challenge Mode. See who can earn the highest score by making the right connections fastest in this game of reflexes. Watch out! The timer gets faster and the circuits get more complicated every time!
If you are looking for a more relaxing game, try Garden Mode! shape your putty to conduct your own symphony in ‘Garden Mode’. Stretch your putty and try different recipes to change the sounds you can produce. Shape your Singing Putty into monsters and see what kind of noises they make across the board.
Conductive dough is the backbone of Singing Putty . Sure, any modeling clay is conductive, but this one is fun, quick, cheap, easy and really works, so why not make your own?
There are no rules on how to use your Singing Putty ! Make creatures, incorporate other conductive materials, even mix conductive and non-conductive dough to get the perfect combination!
The original dough recipes are inspired by Squishy Circuits , see them for more cool circuit ideas and slightly different cooking instructions.