5 weeks project with Andy Huntington
TapTap is a modular system of rhythmic, repetitious building blocks.
Knock on the top and it will repeat the pattern after a delay. The
single units are able to work in a bigger system of knock boxes
making the user able to stack them in sequences to create cascading
We build two working, self-contained prototypes to get the physical
feeling of the knock box. Furthermore a piece of software was created
to give the idea of what a TapTap system with numerous building
blocks would feel like to play with. >>>Try
The Knock box TapTap grew out of an electronics workshop with Jon
Rogers. Fascinated and playing around with tapping mechanisms, rhythms
and repetition, we decided to keep it rather simple, without to
many layers of meaning. With TapTap system we tried to take the
concept of tapping and develop it into a system with multiple objects
adding to the richness and playfulness.
quicktime video of TapTap