Last week I posted about Pixelh8′s newest music education project, the Super Chip Tune Samba Band. Upon recognizing that children were far more interested in experimenting with electronic music on Nintendo DS handheld gaming devices as opposed to more conventional instruments like keyboards, Pixelh8 constructed a system by which multiple burgeoning chip musicians can perform simple group percussion using the DS stylus and touch screen.
Sadly, his efforts were hampered by a lack of resources, or, more specifically, a lack of systems. Without an adequate number of DSes to share with participants, the Super Chip Tune Samba Band simply can’t perform. Thankfully, none other than Nintendo itself has stepped up to support the project.
Heartfelt thanks to Nintendo for its generosity and foresight, and congratulations to Pixelh8 on this recent technological windfall!