POD AUDIO - SPEAKER
Pod Audio is an organically sculpted speaker drawing influences from the Datura seed pod and the magnetically induced geometric patterns of ferrofluid. Recorded sound has the ability to fool our senses into hearing instruments and singers as though they were present before us, yet in reality this is an illusion, a neurological hallucination. This, like the potent hallucinogenic properties of the Datura seed (also known as Devil’s Trumpet) can alter our subjective reality. Pod Audio is a bespoke statement piece whose internal and external geometry is suited to 3D printing in polymer and metal, or alternatively cast in resin.
- DATE- Feb, 2015
- SOFTWARE-Mudbox, Sculptris, Solidworks, 3-matic, Meshmixer, Keyshot, Photoshop
CONCEPT VIDEO & PROCESS
The design of Pod Audio required a number of modelling packages, with the inner core designed in SolidWorks, the outer structure sculpted in Mudbox and Sculptris and the resulting parts assembled in Meshmixer. Optimisations for 3D printing were produced in 3-matic and the final renders and animations composed in KeyShot and After Effects. The speaker itself can be scaled for production to suit drivers from 3 inch full range to 6.5 inch coaxials.