This radio is an exploration of alternate methods of interacting with sound. All radio functions are controlled by the glass: the amount of sand corresponds to volume, and turning the glass tunes to any station. The radio is made with a walnut enclosure containing an Arduino, speaker drivers, weight sensor, light sensor, and rotary encoder. 

Radio Concept: Sound Through Matter

 

VIDEO

Shown below is a video showcasing the interaction of the radio

 

SKETCHES

 

FABRICATION & PROCESS