The swinging pendulum is an elemental design that has now been updated to make music using RFID technology. This digitally enhanced pendulum was created by designers Jonathan O’Connor and Mike Clare and swings in 360 degrees.
The design features a large wood clad weight on the bottom of a long pole. Once cocked, the pendulum swings back and forth over a series of small RFID tags on the ground. A reader inside the pendulum reads each tag that is coded with a corresponding sound. The sounds from the activated tags are then played creating music with each swing.