PrototypingPosted: April 23, 2011
A busy day in the studio on friday saw us creating and finalising the electronics and aesthetics of our Sound Jar.
Having discovered the ‘cheats way’ to power the jars we have decided to make two final prototypes for demoing. One will be powered through the breadboard using the picaxe chip and the other will be fed from the computer, perfect for increasing the interactivity of our jars and allowing different sounds to be played with.
We gathered together quite an eclectic jar collection and spent some time focusing on the aesthetics of the final models. As we envisage the jars sitting on some ones shelves somewhere, gathering dust. We decided to give the jars’ aesthetic a homemade rustic quality. Almost as though the collector has taken it upon themselves to recycle an old jar and capture something within it, to be treasured and displayed for their own personal enjoyment.