Papier Machine unveils the mysteries of electronic black boxes. This is the first paper toy that helps you to apprehend the world of electronics and sheds light on what is hiding inside your day-to-day devices.
The project consists of a collection of beautiful thematic books gathering experiences to unveil the mysteries of electronic black boxes in a singular and accessible way.
More than a book, Papier Machine is an expedition into the invisible aesthetics of circuits where paper, electricity, graphics and play meet.
The first volume, Papier Machine Vol.0, is a series of 6 interactive electronic paper toys ready to be cut, folded and assembled by any curious ones of all ages! The theme of this volume is the sound.
Papier Machine tells you stories where graphics and silver circuits are the means.
This is an expedition into the invisible aesthetics of circuits where paper, electricity, graphics and play meet. You can find more information on Kickstarter.
N°1 – Resistance – Like any music instrument, this piano needs to be tuned. The pitches are determined by hand-drawn graphite zones. Graphite being conductive, these zones complete the circuit. Closing the doors finishes to close the circuit producing for each of them a unique sound. Hence offering infinite possibilities to create a unique piano.
N°3 – Playing track – Gravity makes the metallic marble roll down. Every time the marble crosses a hand-drawn graphite zones, it closes the circuit and a sound is played. The track becomes a music sheet played as it is read by the rolling marble.
N°5 – Writing track – Shaking the game sheet creates a centrifugal force that keeps the marble against the sides. Higher -or lower- pitched notes are played when the marble crosses thinner or wider hand-drawn graphite zones.
N°6 – Tilt switch – The marble is set at the bottom of an unstable base, on which shapes are gradually piled up. If balance is lost, the marble starts rolling and then crosses silver zones, setting off the “loser” sound.
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