Radio Ball 2.0 : process
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The Radioball, an idea conceived and built by Teague’s Benoit Collette and Adam Kumpf, is an exploratory device that encourages discovery through… Read More
The Radioball, an idea conceived and built by Teague’s Benoit Collette and Adam Kumpf, is an exploratory device that encourages discovery through rich spatial interaction. Thinking back to the days of old analog radios,the magic of finding the unexpected Read Less
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Radioball 2.0 Process 
the built of the new radioball2.0 : more capable,more soft more awesome.
On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Fast Company holded the Masters of Design 2010 event at Industria Superstudio in New York. Check out the Masters of Design 2009 to preview the past years event http://www.fastcompany.com/tag/masters-design-event. whereTeague was exhibiting the Radioball.
Weve been working on a more polished and capable version of the Radioball in our Seattle studio. By adding a digital gyroscope to the control board, a slow twist on any facet will turn the volume up or down. We also added a larger battery and easy accessible mini USB slot for recharging the device.

We created a closed compartmental structure to house the components to allow the sound quality to resonate through the two speakers. This was a huge difference compared to the original prototype.


In considering the hardware development, weve been exploring a couple possibilities and printed a SLA central structure with two cast urethane parts for the outer mesh material. To get the parts accurately printed, we started with a classic 3D print; the resolution isnt fantastic but allowed us to verify technical details.

Then the fun stuff began. As you can see, weve been exploring different material durometers, colors, and transparencies for the outside mesh. The internal structure is in SLA and then polished and painted everything is held together with magnets.

As of today, this little prototype-to-finish project shows the potential for a small production product. Here are links to the original Radioball project.

Stay tuned
check the first prototype, videos and all the rest here : 
Thanks to Teague for letting us explore the radioball capabilities even further , stay tuned for more infos in the near future .

check the first prototype, videos and all the rest here :