'BeetBox' an invention by Scott Garner, is an instrument that allows users to play drum beats by interacting with vegetables. It is powered by raspberry Pi with a capacitive touch sensor and an audio amplifier in a handmade wooden enclosure. To Scott Garner, BeetBox is primarily an exploration of perspective and expectations. He is particularly interested in creating complex technical interactions in which the technology is invisible – both in the sense that the interaction is extremely simple and in the literal sense that no electronic components can be seen.
The tactile engagement communicates with a script that watches for new movements and triggers drum samples. Audio from the line out is then run through a small amplifier connected to a salvaged speaker mounted under the holes in the lid.