Before the VidiMasher 3000, I created the Thimbletron as a solution to my worry of audience suspicion. Since the Thimbletron is mainly two gloves with sewing thimbles on the fingertips, it’s wearable and portable. Sure, the wiring to its electronics tethers you, but that’s no worse than a guitarist (plus it adds to the mad science feel of the whole thing). It’s easy to learn, since triggering sounds is done by touching thimbles together, which is as intuitive and natural as touching your fingertips together. Because of that intuitiveness an audience can understand it, at least in that they can watch and learn that certain thimbles trigger certain sounds. You can stage dive with them on. And they just look insane.