Artisanal Electronics

A thesis on digital fabrication and electronic products

SketchChair and Melody Man on KickStarter.

Posted on | March 28, 2011 | No Comments

This weekend, I noticed that a couple of great projects are on KickStarter: SketchChair and Melody Man. SketchChair is a software tool for designing custom chairs that can be laser-cut, CNC routed, or otherwise fabricated. Melody Man is a designer toy with a hand crank, LED animations, and music. They’re both closely related to the topic of my thesis: SketchChair because of the close connection between the digital design and the object; Melody Man as an example of an artisanal electronic product.

Both projects have optimistic funding targets ($18,000 and $19,050 respectively), so you should go back them now!


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Chronicling the master's thesis of David A. Mellis, a student in the High-Low Tech group at the MIT Media Lab.


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