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Fed up with his neighbor, he created a machine that blocks reggaeton from a distance: "I plan to share it"

2024-02-24T20:32:36.136Z

Highlights: Argentine inventor Roni Bandini created a machine that blocks reggaeton from a distance. The device went viral on X, where it was highly celebrated. Roni has machines for (and for) everything: to read Hopscotch, to listen to plants, an alpargata book, the Furby that talks like Borges. "I invent machines for countercultural, recreational purposes, with artistic objects, and in this case it arose from the fact that my wall-to-wall neighbor had a fairly large speaker," he says.


Clarín spoke with the inventor of the anti-reggaetón prototype. He promised that he will pass "the instructions." The device went viral on X, where it was highly celebrated.


“I made a device to detect reggaeton on the neighbor's speaker and attack his Bluetooth.

Tomorrow I will surely publish the demo and the code.”

That's how it all started

.

That tweet from Argentine inventor

Roni Bandini

already has more than fifty thousand “likes” on X and support of epic proportions.

In his more than three thousand comments, users, like warriors of the Crusades, defend his invention which, a priori, would seem to be a grain of sand in a fight to eradicate the genre.

“And so a single man improved the quality of life in half of Latin America”;

“He deserves the Nobel Peace Prize”;

“They say there is no good or bad technology, but this is undeniably good,” are some battle cries.

But Roni does not think the same way as many of those who wrote to him.

He just doesn't want his neighbor to bother him

.

“I don't listen to reggaeton nor am I interested, but

it is not a crusade against the genre

.

"I invent machines for countercultural, recreational purposes, with artistic objects, and in this case it arose from the fact that my wall-to-wall neighbor had a fairly large speaker and played reggaeton music in the mornings," Bandini clarifies to Clarín.

His anti-reggaeton machine is, according to Roni himself, a device inspired by the old TV-B-Gone to turn off annoying televisions in bars and restaurants.

I made a device to detect Reggaeton on the neighbor's speaker and attack his Bluetooth.

Tomorrow I will surely publish the demo and the code.

🔧🔇https://t.co/RGGpA5hUQd #reggaetonbegone pic.twitter.com/hLn4f9kwl4

— Roni Bandini (@RoniBandini) February 20, 2024

It's called

Reggaeton Be Gone

and its purpose is to "hopefully turn off and even disturb the reggaeton playing on nearby Bluetooth speakers."

It works with Artificial Intelligence (AI), “specifically

Machine Learning

”.

Bandini, 49, describes himself as a “

maker

.”

He studied programming, but also "does things" in electronics, 3D modeling and work with AI.

He also plays in a band, Go Cangrejo, and his favorite genre, although he listens to a lot of rock, classical music and jazz,

is funk

.

“James Brown, Prince, Dante Spinetta,” he points out.

Roni Bandini is 49 years old and works with AI.

Photo: courtesy Roni Bandini.

Are you thinking of marketing Reggaeton Be Gone?

“I never had an idea of ​​making this a commercial project.

I make a lot of machines with the same perspective, which is to investigate a topic, generate a type of conversation with makers, explain what I do.

This is just a prototype that I plan to share.

I'm going to polish up a tutorial and post the code and instructions and more.

I have published instructions for 49 or 50 machines.”

Video

It is an invention by "maker" Roni Bandini.

He invented it to block the music his neighbor listens to in the morning.

Roni has machines for (and for) everything: to read Hopscotch, to listen to plants, an alpargata book, the Furby that talks like Borges, one that anticipates power outages, the washing machine that informs about the dollar.

Regarding his creative process, the creative says that he is "thinking ideas all the time" and that not all of them are carried out because "in some cases he runs into a technical problem or lacks some resources.

His biggest obstacle is not so much creativity, but everything related to legal matters.

Customs obstacles, for example: “The procedures are absurd and then the projects are blocked.

Then I take them back and they move forward.

All the time I am thinking about machines to make

.”

Video

It was invented by the Argentine "maker" Roni Bandini.

In the Medium article he shared alongside his tweet, Roni explains in detail how he created the anti-reggaeton machine.

And in the end he reveals the question that many of us surely had:

Did it work with his neighbor?

“Between the wall, the device did not disconnect its speaker, but it generated enough interference to the point where the neighbor changed the location.

It's definitely not a success, but it's not a defeat either,” the “

maker

” admits.

So yes,

it's on the right track

.

Source: clarin

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