Experimenting with sensors, material, and form, designed tangible interactions that enhance the narrative of the product and challenge typical modes of interaction of a radio
Materials: maple, concrete, magnets, Arduino [Nano, FM tuner, CAP1188 Breakout, MPU-6050, speaker, audio amplifier, PowerBoost, lithium ion battery]
Tools: Solidworks, CNC machine, SLA printer, table saw, joiner, planer
Changing Radio Stations:
As the user moves the ball along the radio, its weight changes the angle of the radio, determining the radio station. By having to carefully balance the ball at the right angle, it slows the user's experience down and helps them appreciate the music, rather than quickly surfing through options with a knob.
Along the side of the radio is lined with capacitive touch sensors that increase in volume as you slide towards the larger area and vice versa. The radio itself acts as a visual indicator for the volume.
Planning + Gathering Supplies —
CNC Machining +. Sanding —
Creating the Concrete Ball —