Since I have been working a lot with sound lately, this shield would be useful for my audio-based projects in the future. The strength of this shield is that it “contains two large tonebanks including various piano, woodwinds, brass, synth, SFX and percussion sounds” and is “capable of playing several tones simultaneously” – giving the artist a great degree of freedom. The cost is also reasonable given the shield’s versatility.
The voice recognition shield would be an effective complement to the music instrument shield above. This can create an interface between the viewer and the work, and coupled with the music instrument shield, can produce an engaging interactive piece relating to the dialogue between man and machine.
As someone who is an avid appreciator of video games I find this ‘gameduino’ to be an interesting shield I may use for future projects. The slightly primitive graphics is reminiscent of old-school Game Boy video games, which gives the shield a sense of charm.