A recent back injury has stuck me at home long enough that “stir crazy” has become “stir creative.” The first manifestation of this came when I noticed that Reese’s Cups were now available in both white and dark chocolate. I’m a contrast fan (add that to your Facebook profile–“Interests: music, skateboarding, contrast, hanging out with friends…”) so I decided to pick some up and photograph them.
Enough people seemed to enjoy the image that I felt a little more confident when I revealed that I had also purchased some white and dark chocolate KitKat bars!
This time the response was huge. I don’t know how or why photographing white and dark chocolate versions of the same candy bar isn’t already a nationwide fetish, but this seemed to kick off a LOT of excitement and suggestions. One that came up a few times was “build a keyboard.” Since I’d been kicking around a similar idea during the week, I decided it was time to build the KitKat Keyboard.
Of course, I’ve never looked at something awesome and thought, “well, that’s enough of that.” I kept thinking about the keyboard and how plain it felt. I ran to the store. A few dozen Hershey’s candy bars later, I had finished an electric piano which I styled after old Wurlitzer Electronic Pianos.
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