Arduino Radio

For decades, radios have been controlled by buttons, sliders, and dials. This radio concept re-imagines what radio controls could be. Each brick serves a different funtion; speaker, tuning, and volume. The bricks create unique sculptures by setting the radio to different stations at varying volumes. To bring this concept to life I used arduino with an FM tuner breakout board, reed switches, and rotary encoders. The boxes are made out of hard maple with a laser engraved graphic treatment. To get to this final design, I prototyped with alarm clock radio electronics and foam core.

 
 
 

Design Process

 
 

Fabrication Process