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Coleman Levitators - This was a university project to design a revolutionary product by choosing an existing product, identifying its key features and redesigning the product without these features. I chose to revolutionise computer speakers.
In order to revolutionise computer speakers as much as possible, I decided to develop a new way of producing sound in the first place, so the design would not be restricted by current technology.
This concept would not be financially feasible, but would be technologically possible. Wireless speakers are commonplace via wi-fi. Wireless transmission of power is an emerging technology and not commonplace yet. There is a wrap-around multi-touch touchscreen around the base of the speakers. The screen can display information about the currently playing media. The display revolves so that the information is constantly visible regardless of the orientation of the speakers. The display is multi-touch so that the user can change the volume, bass and treble by swiping anywhere on the screen using one finger, two fingers and three fingers respectively.
In order to actually produce sound, there would be an ordinary electromagnet in the base of the speakers, with the floating section housing a superconductor. The magnetic field of the electromagnet induces a field in the superconductor and the fields repel, causing the superconductor to float. Varying the strength of the electromagnet will cause the superconductor to move, the faster the field is changed, the faster the superconductor will move. Sound-waves are thus induced directly into the air.

These models were modelled using Cinema 4D and rendered using Maxwell.
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Coleman Levitators - This was a university project to design a revolutionary product by choosing an existing product, identifying its key features and redesigning the product without these features. I chose to revolutionise computer speakers.
In order to revolutionise computer speakers as much as possible, I decided to develop a new way of producing sound in the first place, so the design would not be restricted by current technology.
This concept would not be financially feasible, but would be technologically possible. Wireless speakers are commonplace via wi-fi. Wireless transmission of power is an emerging technology and not commonplace yet. There is a wrap-around multi-touch touchscreen around the base of the speakers. The screen can display information about the currently playing media. The display revolves so that the information is constantly visible regardless of the orientation of the speakers. The display is multi-touch so that the user can change the volume, bass and treble by swiping anywhere on the screen using one finger, two fingers and three fingers respectively.
In order to actually produce sound, there would be an ordinary electromagnet in the base of the speakers, with the floating section housing a superconductor. The magnetic field of the electromagnet induces a field in the superconductor and the fields repel, causing the superconductor to float. Varying the strength of the electromagnet will cause the superconductor to move, the faster the field is changed, the faster the superconductor will move. Sound-waves are thus induced directly into the air.

These models were modelled using Cinema 4D and rendered using Maxwell.
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Coleman Levitators - This was a university project to design a revolutionary product by choosing an existing product, identifying its key features and redesigning the product without these features. I chose to revolutionise computer speakers.
In order to revolutionise computer speakers as much as possible, I decided to develop a new way of producing sound in the first place, so the design would not be restricted by current technology.
This concept would not be financially feasible, but would be technologically possible. Wireless speakers are commonplace via wi-fi. Wireless transmission of power is an emerging technology and not commonplace yet. There is a wrap-around multi-touch touchscreen around the base of the speakers. The screen can display information about the currently playing media. The display revolves so that the information is constantly visible regardless of the orientation of the speakers. The display is multi-touch so that the user can change the volume, bass and treble by swiping anywhere on the screen using one finger, two fingers and three fingers respectively.
In order to actually produce sound, there would be an ordinary electromagnet in the base of the speakers, with the floating section housing a superconductor. The magnetic field of the electromagnet induces a field in the superconductor and the fields repel, causing the superconductor to float. Varying the strength of the electromagnet will cause the superconductor to move, the faster the field is changed, the faster the superconductor will move. Sound-waves are thus induced directly into the air.

These models were modelled using Cinema 4D and rendered using Maxwell.
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Coleman Levitators - This was a university project to design a revolutionary product by choosing an existing product, identifying its key features and redesigning the product without these features. I chose to revolutionise computer speakers.
In order to revolutionise computer speakers as much as possible, I decided to develop a new way of producing sound in the first place, so the design would not be restricted by current technology.
This concept would not be financially feasible, but would be technologically possible. Wireless speakers are commonplace via wi-fi. Wireless transmission of power is an emerging technology and not commonplace yet. There is a wrap-around multi-touch touchscreen around the base of the speakers. The screen can display information about the currently playing media. The display revolves so that the information is constantly visible regardless of the orientation of the speakers. The display is multi-touch so that the user can change the volume, bass and treble by swiping anywhere on the screen using one finger, two fingers and three fingers respectively.
In order to actually produce sound, there would be an ordinary electromagnet in the base of the speakers, with the floating section housing a superconductor. The magnetic field of the electromagnet induces a field in the superconductor and the fields repel, causing the superconductor to float. Varying the strength of the electromagnet will cause the superconductor to move, the faster the field is changed, the faster the superconductor will move. Sound-waves are thus induced directly into the air.

These models were modelled using Cinema 4D and rendered using Maxwell.
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Klang-inspired levitators - This design was part of a university project to design a revolutionary product. I chose to include a design of levitating speakers where there was only one main component, rather than separate left and right speakers. The two sections pivot outwards from the centre to act as left and right speakers. The colour scheme was inspired by the Adam Moller Klang speakers.

This model was modelled using Cinema 4D and rendered using Maxwell.
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Klang-inspired levitators - This design was part of a university project to design a revolutionary product. I chose to include a design of levitating speakers where there was only one main component, rather than separate left and right speakers. The two sections pivot outwards from the centre to act as left and right speakers. The colour scheme was inspired by the Adam Moller Klang speakers.

This model was modelled using Cinema 4D and rendered using Maxwell.
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Klang-inspired levitators - This design was part of a university project to design a revolutionary product. I chose to include a design of levitating speakers where there was only one main component, rather than separate left and right speakers. The two sections pivot outwards from the centre to act as left and right speakers. The colour scheme was inspired by the Adam Moller Klang speakers.

This model was modelled using Cinema 4D and rendered using Maxwell.
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Klang-inspired levitators - This design was part of a university project to design a revolutionary product. I chose to include a design of levitating speakers where there was only one main component, rather than separate left and right speakers. The two sections pivot outwards from the centre to act as left and right speakers. The colour scheme was inspired by the Adam Moller Klang speakers.

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Second Generation Levitators - Some concepts for the second generation of levitator speakers.
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Second Generation Levitators - Some concepts for the second generation of levitator speakers.
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Second Generation Levitators - Some concepts for the second generation of levitator speakers.
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Second Generation Levitators - Some concepts for the second generation of levitator speakers.
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This image shows the conceptual inner workings of the speakers.

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