‘Hipster Robot’ judges you for listening to popular music - The Strut

‘Hipster Robot’ judges you for listening to popular music

One of the creations at this weekend’s Music Hackday London is a robot that gives you a gentle reminder to stop listening to music that is ‘too mainstream.’ From creator Aaron Randall:

The hipster-robot is a cheap robotic arm (currently £30 from Maplin, takes about 2-3 hours to build) controlled by a Raspberry Pi, which monitors the music playing from Spotify on your laptop. Play any artist currently in the top 100 artist “hot list” (the “top_hottt” API from The Echo Nest), such as Taylor Swift or Just Bieber, and the robot kicks into action, pressing the spacebar on your computer to stop the music playing.

Watch what happens when someone tries to listen to Taylor Swift:

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