A new kind of bagpipe that can be played on the move
An all-electric bagpipe, invented by a student at a university in Australia, is set to be unveiled on a visit to London this week.
The Bagpipe, which is made of two pieces of aluminium and steel and a single magnet, was invented by student Nicholas Leong.
It’s a device designed to be played in two pieces.
“It’s basically a high-performance bagpipe made of aluminium, with a single pole on the back,” Professor Matthew Johnson, a member of the Bagpipe Team at Sydney University, told New Scientist.
The bagpipe has an opening to accommodate the magnets.
The first version of the bagpipe was tested at Sydney’s National University and was rated as the fastest bagpipe in the world.
“We are excited to see the prototype being tested in London, as it will provide a benchmark for our next generation,” Professor Johnson said.
“The Bagpipes team is working closely with the UK Government and other organisations to get the prototype approved for UK use, and we hope to get a UK licence to sell in the UK in the first quarter of next year.”
The bagpiper is a device invented by Nicholas Leongs student Nicholas in 2015.
It uses two magnets on the front to keep it in place, and the two halves can be rotated independently.
“They’re very small, and a little bit light and portable, so you don’t need to have a lot of equipment, and it’s very easy to set up,” Professor Leong said.
The student’s idea was to make a bagpipe for people who want to be on the go but can’t go out to play.
“There are lots of people out there that don’t have access to a portable bagpipe.
It’s really important that people have a choice when it comes to getting their bagpipe out and playing, because we have so many challenges in the music industry, from music festivals, to recording, to promotion,” Professor Lott said.