Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Acoustic Reticles I

In case you haven't read the blog before, I get the white foam from my work because it is used to ship some of our raw materials in. It's really high quality foam (polypropylene, not polystyrene), so rather than throw it away I've been keeping (read: hoarding) lots of it in my basement planning to do something like this for a long time now.

The white foam mainly diffusers (scatters) sound but the grey and red foam that I've added absorbs the sound, so acoustically it's a good compromise of features.... plus I think it looks pretty awesome.

The blocks are all held together using magnets and stick to small L brackets attached to the wall to give it a cool "floating" look. The magnet technique needs to be perfected a bit, but once complete will really ease installation and that's something I've been striving for to allow other people to put them in their house without complicated hanging instructions.

I plan on doing a 4x4 grid on my other wall, then trying to get some online press for them and spread the word.

BTW - The name "Acoustic Reticles" came from the silicon microphone wafers that the white foam is used to ship. A reticle is an electrical design/pattern which is repeated across a silicon wafer which in the case of my company are used to make tiny microphones.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that turned out awesome im def book marking that!!!!! nice artwork!