I had a great time this summer crafting my object! I’m posting it in one go but I recall I may have spent 1-2 weeks in total for the final making.
My main obstacle was to find out how to make the wavy shape. Thankfully, Nathalie from the 3D workshop is full of tricks. She told me that bending wood is a whole another level of difficulty, but that I could take a different approach about its. We started by laser-cutting the sides in their wavy shapes, and forced a very thin layer of wood on the top to bend over the cut shapes.
I don’t know if it makes sense, so here are some explanatory pictures ↓
I also changed the Arduino and the MAX/MSP part. Gareth helped me out for the Arduino part – instead of just reading the pin number, we adjusted its to the speed being read between two pin numbers. Thus, I can use that number within MAX/MSP to play out different samples according to the speed.
It’s all ready and set for Ars Electronica 😎