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Solar Powered Mycelium Sound System [Image Directory]
INTRODUCTION: During my 2019 Spring Quarter at UC Davis, I attended DES 165, a course on industrial design taught by Beth Ferguson. My second project was to create a concept based around solar power. I chose to create a solar-power sound system with the added bonus of using mycelium for the portion of the housing.
My-Speakers [Assembly 1], My-Speakers [Assembly 2]
The fully assembled Solar Powered Mycelium Sound System
My-Speakers [Sketches 1], My-Speakers [Sketches 2], My-Speakers [Sketches 3]
Ideation process for the sounds system. The biggest challenge was in finding how to mount the electronics to mycelium while also maintaining its structural integrity.
My-Speakers [Mold Pieces]
The 3D-printed molds used to create the mycelium housing for the speakers.
My-Speakers [Mold Assembly]
One of the finished mycelium speaker housings shortly after being removed from its mold.
My-Speakers [Acrylic Cuts]
For some extra flair, I chose to laser cut face and base plates for the speakers and central control unit. Note that the central control unit houses the solar panel and volume control.
A detailed shot showcasing the acrylic and 3D printed parts of the central control unit. In a future build, I plan to replace the 3D printed parts with mycelium-based parts.