This chair is designed to enable deaf people to enjoy music. It can do this by using the speakers I modified in to transucers. This way deaf people can hear with their tactile organs instead of their ears.
People who aren't deaf can experience the music through the symbioses of both senses
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Step 1: Welding the Frame
Step one is to weld the frame that will hold the spine, seat and armsrests
Step 2: Armrests
Here you can see the holders of the armrests mounted in place.
Step 3: Spine
Then you bend the spine, wich consists of two 4mm thick metal bars, and attach it to the folding mechanism of a car seat
Step 4: Bending the Wood
Here is my woodboiler, that I used to bend the backframe, the armrests and the curves of the sitting element, on this MDF mold, that has armoring rods (for concrete) as spacers
Step 5: Wood in Place
The wood is bent into the armrest, seat and back
Step 6: Seat
I tried to find the ideal sitting curves so I just used my bum as a mold, with Poly urethane foam, aluminium and finished it with polyester.
the bottom of the seating compartiment ( last photo) has the sliding rails of a car under it.
Step 7: Transducers
I tried several designs for the transducers, to maximize the freqeuncy range.
Step 8: Finishing
Connecting a velleman kit to 3 pairs of light bulbs (UV colour-coded) through opto-switches so the audio source can be monitored visually as well.
Hooking all the speakers up to three 4-channel amps and you are off to go.
Participated in the
Art of Sound Contest