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soundBall prototype

July 21, 2011

This is a blue foam test cut for a dodecahedronal speaker – twelve full-range speakers mounted in modular tiles.  The original idea was to mill all the tiles from some beautiful reclaimed old-growth spruce, but the milling time for 24 tiles is prohibitive.  I’ll probably cast them, either in acrylic or concrete (!). Its my first attempt at two-sided milling, and it worked pretty well.  I decided to use a caul rather than keep the piece secure with sprues and try to flip it and line it up exactly:

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