Put on your dancing shoes - the Megalizer is here.
The above video is an advertisement spot for Adidas' new sneaker collection MEGA. To help promote this new line, Adidas enlisted the help of Didier Brun, head of creative technology at SIDLEE Paris. His goal was to create a system where people could use their shoes to create music as they dance - something Didier describes as a modern version of tap dancing.
The requirements for the Megalizer were as follows:
So Didier set out to create a system that did just that. Using a couple of force sensitive resistors, an Xbee Explorer, and a host of other SparkFun parts, he created a system that seamlessly integrates into Adidas' new line of the shoes. The results, as you can see from the above video, are very impressive.