music boxes for iPad by joelle aeschlimann music boxes for iPad by joelle aeschlimann
jul 19, 2012

music boxes for iPad by joelle aeschlimann

‘little boxes’ music box for the iPad by joelle aeschlimann

as a part of her studies at ECALjoelle aeschlimann has created a music box prototype for the iPad. the ‘little boxes’ project consists 

of three separate devices that interact with the tablet to create melodies and animations. replicated to work like the traditional player,
the new digital iteration is constructed using rubber tips from commercially available pens, and a conductive metal crank. 
the adobe air for iOS software recognizes when pressure is applied to the iPad, and when the rotating mechanical movements
are turned by the lever, music and visual content are generated.

music box devices

top view music box and crank detail

bottom view music box and conductive rubber detail demonstration

process

process

via creative applications

  • very poetic
    \but

    does the music speed changes depending how fast we spin the handle?

    did not notice it on the video

    great job Joelle

    PBS says:
  • I\’ m try it, and yes the speed change and you can also play in reverse

    Dod says:

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