This project involved designing a fully working product from concept to reality using only 3D CAD and Digital Manufacturing techniques.
My goal was to design a pocket sized synthesiser platform with interchangeable electronics, buttons and dials. This would allow users to customise the sound, look and feel of their ATOM using 3D printing services like Shapeways.
The ATOM is a digital square wave synthesiser built from scratch around a 40106 HEX SCHMITT Inverter. The pitch and tempo can be controlled via potentiometer, buttons or light resistor. It also has an in-built speaker and 3.5mm audio output.
The ATOM was designed in Solidworks. The case was CNC machined in Aluminium then anodised and laser engraved. The faceplate was laser cut from glossy ABS. The Buttons and internal chassis were 3D printed in a variety of materials from Shapeways.
Video to be uploaded shortly.
A project from the Bachelor of Design Innovation at Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand.