|Pitch It--A musical playground for kids|
Pitch-It is a musical playground for kids. It gives kids the ability to customize, modify, and tinker with sound while also being able to share, collaborate, and show off their creations. In the midst of playing and sharing, the user can modify the attributes of the waveform that Pitch-It plays, and learn about the physics of sound.
Pitch-It works by using two controllers that communicate wirelessly with a software program. The controllers send information about their position, location, orientation, and speed to the computer, and the software program uses this information to control the qualities of the sound it creates. The different types of information are mappable to different functions, so the way the Pitch-It works is fully customizeable.
The product is targeted towards children between the ages of 10 and 14, though there is no reason it couldn't be enjoyed by people outside that range. The range was chosen for two reasons:
1)because at that age a person has developed the ability to understand abstract concepts, and
2) because that is a time when a person's attitude towards math and science will begin to have a greater effect on their life.
The way Pitch-It works is determined by the person using it. Each one creates unique sounds in unique ways and to use it to its full potential you must experiment, explore, and expand on Pitch-It's own abilities.