Screenprinted Paper Records Play Music Using LED Lights [Video]

Unique optical LPs are playable with a turntable and handheld sensor.

Yi Chen
Yi Chen on July 2, 2012. @yiiee

Belgium art and design collective, Indianen, has created an optical audio record. The project called ‘Evil Eye’ uses screenprinting to design music records. The records can be played on a turntable by using an handheld electronic ‘eye’, which is a simple device created from an LED and light sensor.

When the ‘eye’ is held above the turning paper record, it is able to generate a sequence of notes. Users can move the eye device to play different tracks. Watch the video below for a demonstration of the Evil Eye: