For years now the brussels sprout has raised more than a few nostril hairs at the Christmas dinner table. But rather than join in with the hate, Soul decided to give them some love, reinvent them and more importantly inject a big dollop of Soul.
Using electrodes, a series of microcontrollers, resistors, transistors and some clever coding wizardry, 29 individual sprouts were hooked up to a human circuit board. Each sprout was assigned a trump sound (because that’s the sound a sprout makes), so that every time it is touched a trump note is played. Introducing the Sproutboard BS-1.1, the worlds’ first brussels sprout digitally enhanced musical instrument.
To spread the festive cheer even further and encourage others to embrace the sprout, an online version of the Sproutboard BS-1.1 was created, giving people the opportunity to play Sproutmas themed songs to their hearts content.