oscar diaz and yuri suzuki : REC & PLAY pen
oscar diaz and yuri suzuki image © designboom
london-based designers oscar diaz and yuri suzuki have developed a REC & PLAY pen. first step: to draw lines of magnetic ink, then the red pen records sound and finally the black pen plays the recorded sound. designboom featured this work already in summer 2010, it now has been perfected.
yuri suzuki with recording head and microphone penimage © designboom
to reference and indicate each pen function, the pens use the color code of cassette recorders. the REC pen is red, and the PLAY pen, black. both pens are connected to a circuit board and a power supply to feed the electronic components.
the red pen records while the black pen plays the sound back photos by hitomi kai yoda
the recording head records the sound captured by the microphone situated at the top part of the pen. the black pen incorporates a speaker.
the speaker pen image © designboom
when the black pen’s head moves along the line the previously recorded sound can be heard.
the lines contain ferromagnetic ink and is made with components previously used for cassette tapes image © yuri suzuki
ferromagnetic ink is applied to paper.
making of ferromagnetic ink image © yuri suzuki
see how it works
REC & PLAY is a collaborative project between yuri suzuki and oscar diaz. the designers met at london’s RCA and a while ago started tinkering with the intention to create an object that would combine drawing and sound. technical advise was given by tim hunkin.
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