Touch devices are very practical and changed the way we interact with technology, but they don’t offer the tactility that physical knobs provide specially in demanding applications like live mixing or gaming. Roland and I decided to create 3D printed knobs that could be used in conjunction with music mixing app for the IPAD.
After several prototypes we discovered the existence of electrical conductive filament for 3D printers. After attesting its functionality I modeled several iterations of knobs, dials and joysticks in order to achieve a fluent and seamless tactile experience.
The working knobs were placed inside a custom cardboard case and that’s how Nobu was born. A fully working system was presented during the Summer Camp show.