We just returned from the Bass Coast Festival in Merritt, BC, where the Bubble Organ (aka Bubble Piano) made its first public appearance.
The Bubble Organ is an electronic organ that was modified with leds and toy bubbleguns. It lights up, makes sounds and blows bubbles when the keys are pressed.
Here is a video of the Bubble Organ in action:
We’re thrilled that the people at Bass Coast got really excited about the installation, and had a lot of fun with it. The next version of it will need to be a little more robust and party-proof, as this one only lasted for a couple days before breaking.
Thanks to BC Liz, and all the Bass Coast crew and artists for making our first Bass Coast Festival a transformative experience. We’re counting down the days until next year, and already thinking about what project we can bring for it
Keep an eye out for the new and improved Bubble Organ (aka Bubble Piano) version 2.0 that will be appearing at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC.
The Bubble Organ is an old Yamaha Organ that was modified into a midi controller with an Arduino. It routes the midi through a MaxMSP patch that plays various water and bubble sounds mapped to the keys. Attached to the top of the organ are a number of 8806 led strips, and 8 bubbleguns that have been modified with servos and transistors, making them controllable by the Arduino.