Created by Left Field Labs, Music Drop is an interpretation of traditional hand cranked music box with the ability for the user to create their own custom tune. Excited to see what we could do with 3D printing capabilities the team were attracted to the idea of tapping into the recent shift towards personalized, small-scale fabrication. The Music Drop relies on two technologies - WebGL to generate the user .stl files and 3d printing to print them.
Since the 18th century, people have embraced the charm of the music box - a compact music player originally built on the mechanics and tradition of artisan watchmaking. Seemingly antiquated but somehow timeless, we especially loved this handheld application of the technologies of the time, all in an effort to create a very human moment of delight. We are all about using technology to help humans be, well, more human, and so we updated this small device with some of the emerging technologies of our time. We wanted to create a modern day adaptation to put tech and cheer right in your hand.