88 Microsoft Surface RT tablets combined creating a digital piano of monstrous size

88 Microsoft Surface RT tablets combined creating a digital piano of monstrous size
The Windows RT based Surface tablet isn't selling all that well, so Microsoft probably has enough of them lying around. Or at least enough to create this gigantic digital "piano", which you're about to see in the video below. It is made of 88 Microsoft Surface RT tablets laid side by side, with each unit representing a piano key and producing the corresponding note when its touchscreen is tapped. Needless to say, this contraption occupies quite a lot of space. In fact, a single person would have a hard time producing any ear-pleasing music on this RT piano due to its sheer size. Nevertheless, the team of four Microsoft staff pulls it off. Your thoughts? Sound them off in the comments!

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Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

This is interesting! And I thought pianos had 81 keys :-s

5. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The power of Windows RT!

3. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Quick, call Tom Hanks! We need a rendition of Chopsticks, stat!

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So thats what they are doing with all those spare Windows RT left in the inventory !

7. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hahahahaha +1

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Dammit you beat me to it

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

That would have been much easier to play had they made a 7" model. Probably pull off some more advanced songs too.

9. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Well that was underwhelming.

10. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

most ridiculous thing I have ever seen hahahahahaha they should donate them all to charity to make up for being so lame

11. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1277; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Nero played the fiddle as Rome burned... Ballmer playing Piano here...

12. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Does the Nokia Moscow premier has something to do with a Windows RT tablet? The invites had photo of a piano.

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