Disney Research Turns Any Object into a 3D-Printed Speaker Design

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 3, 2014
References: disneyresearch & fastcodesign
Disney Research's new speaker design technology uses 3D printing to turn any object into a speaker, instead of trying to fit a speaker inside of an object and worry about the angles for optimal sound transmission. Disney Research uses 3D printing to turn entire objects into speakers that are capable of emitting sound.

The 3D Printed Interactive Speakers can come in any shape or size imaginable, as Disney has already demonstrated with curved, spiralling and angular forms. This has a huge potential for the way interactive toys could be produced and this could also make toys much more realistic, such as having a small mouth-shaped speaker on a doll actually coming from its mouth rather than somewhere inside the body.