The Registroid is a mutant vintage cash register that is a playable, interactive electro-house looping machine that made its first appearance at Tedx Victoria in 2014.
The piece started as a National Cash Register from 1941 and was converted it into a midi controller using an Arduino microcontroller. The antennae are sound-responsive leds running through an MSGEQ7 IC, and the sound is mixed through Max/MSP.
This project was made possible with support from TedxVictoria, The Victoria Film Festival and MediaNet. A big shout-out to Vintage Funk Emporium (where we found the beautiful cash register,) and to George Cousins who let us pillage his workshop for parts