Here we have the promotional material we have created to be viewed alongside our Sound Sculpted prototype. Take a look and we would love to hear from you.
As the project nears its end we’ve been working hard to finalise the wheel and unveil it to the world.
In preparation for a press release we worked on a few key images that help to communicate what the product is and what it produces.
We’ve also produced a short video to take you through what inspired us, the questions it raised and how we went about answering those questions.
After the success of the servos working together with the LDR’s we have been able to start combining our spiral form with our electronics. Below is the first run with us connecting our sculpting arms with the servos.
From this prototype test we were able to make the most informed adjustments. We designed another set of sculpting arms for variety and that better connect with the clay. The programme was also altered to react every 2 seconds rather than a quarter of a second as before. This was to reduce strain on the servos and also create a groove effect on the clay. Below is the improved prototype playing to Aloe Blacc’s – I need a Dollar.
Our next step is to strengthen the servo motors and create supports for them. When we are satisfied with their strength we can begin creating outputs from clay!
We have begun looking at how we could use ceramics as an output as we like how the small changes in tone, pitch and volume could be translated on its circular movement while on a potters wheel.
Of course we had to try this out for ourselves and here is John showing off his new found pottery skills.
Below is the first attempts at understanding the forces and intricacy’s involved in using tools on the moving clay.