Nintendo DS Adds MIDI Over WiFi To Its List Of Talents

Nine out of ten electronically-minded cats agree, there's nothing like a portable games console that gets the home-brew hackers tingling.  For what better way to lavish praise onto a handheld than to re-purpose it, either by getting it online or by turning it into a musical instrument.  This project isn't quite the latter, but it's perhaps more useful; it takes the humble Nintendo DS and turns it into a wireless MIDI controller.  Programmer and musician Tob Weyand is working on using the DS' touchscreen as a Korg Kaoss-style XY pad, and is having some success as seen in this video:

It's early days, but Tob is promising a software release sometime soon once it's all a bit more polished. 

Tob Weyland [via Music thing]