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Transform iPad Into a Pluckable, 21st-Century Harp With Squiggle

A novel concept for new breed of musical instrument.

Squiggle

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Given all the amazing musical-instrument apps on iPhone, it was only a matter of time until someone designed a truly novel instrument app for the iPad. Winner for the coolest among the crop of early entrants: Squiggle, an iPad app in development that allows you to draw lines across the screen, which then become strings that can be plucked like a futuristic harp.

Created by Henry Chu of pill
& pillow
, a Hong Kong design studio, you lay the iPad flat to create your string layout, then tilt it to start playing them. Flipping it over clears the screen.

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Cliff was director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.

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