Talking digital memory box

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Justin Marshall

Talking digital memory box collaboratively developed as part of the bespoke research project www.bespokeproject.org
Designed for families, schools and other groups, this simple and intuitive card controlled digital recording, filtering and playing back device allows people to record stories and associate them with RFID tagged physical artefacts.
Version illustrated is now being used in Fishwick Primary School in Preston, for which it was designed.
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Initial prototype sketch of the RFID card based interface. Talking digital memory box collaboratively developed as part of the bespoke research project www.bespokeproject.org Designed for families, schools and other groups, this simple and intuitive card controlled digital recording, filtering and playing back device allows people to record stories and associate them with RFID tagged physical artefacts. Version illustrated is now being used in Fishwick Primary School in Preston, for which it was designed. Text to accompany photos
1st visualisation of the form of the memory box
Physical mock-up with basic electronics
Mock-up with proposed control cards
Set up for mock-up testing
Beginning of the build process using elements that have been CNC milled and  laser engraved elements
View of Memory Box illustrating the electronics elements hidden within (e.g. RFID readers, speakers, net top PC, potentiometer, etc
Electronics in place.
Side view of finished box after it has been bound in leather and laser engraved pages have been achieved
Complete box showing the surface that RFID tags objects and cards can be placed.

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