Hack Details: The idea is to add pressure sensors to the soles of Irish dancing hard shoes and then send the data back wirelessly so it appears as a standard MIDI device. Allowing the tap shoes to perform as an instrument of sorts, the sound of which can be controlled in software.
What you need to make it happen?: We are gathering the hardware at the moment (we have a few Force Resistive Sensors and the like), but we’ll need to see what works best on the day. We got a professional Irish dancer to test it out. Someone with experience with MIDI interfaces could be handy, but many hands make light work so anyone who likes electronics, programming or just has good ideas would be very welcome on the team.
Your name: David McKeown, Mick Donegan.
Twitter/website:@dj_mckeown Mick Donegan