Crowdsourcing Mornings: Oddball – The Drum Machine Crammed In A Ball

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Oddball is the bouncing ball that helps you express yourself by making music on the go.  Making music is an incredibly powerful way to use your imagination. Musicians are very lucky in this sense, but not everybody has the opportunity to make music.  They wanted to give everybody the opportunity to create music the same way musicians do. With OddBall, making beats is easy, intuitive, fun and can be done where ever you are.
Oddball comes in two parts, the ball, and the app. The ball behaves as the percussion trigger. Every time you bounce it off a surface, sensors at the heart of the ball communicate with the app via Bluetooth to play a sound through your headphones, speakers, or just the internal speaker on your phone. Oddball is pressure sensitive – The harder you bounce it the more intense the sound, the lighter you bounce it the more delicate.
You can loop your beats to make complex, intricate tunes, play over your favorite songs and add effects. Since Oddball is inherently shareable, the app will have it’s own social environment, where you can post your latest beats and share them with your community.  Oddball is the most versatile way to play music. Get bouncing, throwing, smashing, flicking, tapping – which ever way you choose to use it, have fun and see what you come up with.

As of August 17th, this project has raised $170,000 of their $38,145 goal. This project has 6 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $75, you will get one ball pack.  For a pledge of $146, you will get a two ball pack.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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