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Electronic Drum Trousers Take Young Engineer Prize

Drummer and engineer Aseem Mishra got tired of lugging his drum kit to gigs. Naturally, he fashioned a pair of musical jeans to take its place. The pants -- sorry, trousers -- have eight sensors woven into the fabric, and are hooked up to a backpack with circuitry and speakers. Each sensor corresponds to a different drum, and hitting them duplicates the sound of their real-world equivalents. Mishra took first prize in his age group in the Young Engineer of Great Britain Competition -- a repeat of last year, when he won for a light-up drum kit.

The jeans really need to be seen (and heard), so check out the video here. And keep an ear out for this morsel at :50. "Do I haf to whock it hawd?"

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