With the iPad challenging the status quo of everything from note taking to music creation, why wouldn’t it also take on music boxes? I mean, with kids gravitating to the iPad, why wouldn’t we give them music boxes?

Joelle Aeschlimann, as part of her studies at ECAL, has created a music box prototype for the iPad that works just like a traditional music box.

Little Boxes ECAL/Joelle Aeschlimann from ECAL on Vimeo.

The box, built with rubber tips from commercially available pens, relies on a conductive metal crank and Adobe Air for iOS. The app recognizes the applied pressure, and when rotating the crank, will begin playing music.

Pretty damn snazzy if you ask me.

Via: Designboom

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