Case Study – Design Indaba
This project was a great example of how important it is to have strong relationships with your team and to be adaptable when working with a brief. It wasn’t about if we could build a motion sensitive LED installation, but more about dealing with fluctuating budgets, extremely tight time frames and sourcing of scarce materials. We had an opportunity to work with some talented engineering students from UCT and an injection moulding team.
Case Study – Lipton
Every now and then we get asked to make an arcade machine. This Dance Dance Revolution style unit was built by us from the ground up and even triggered a drink vend when the game was won. We were approached by Stretch Experiential Marketing to conceptualise and manufacture a “dancing vending machine.” People needed to be able to dance on an interactive dance floor that would light up with each step. The more steps they would get right, a Lipton bottle would fill. On winning a game, the integrated vending machine would dispense a drink. The three elements included a game, a dance floor and all the electronics to link the dance floor to a vending machine.
1. We designed and coded the game from scratch.
2. Worked out the engineering and construction of a full audio / visual mobile stand including a dance floor that could be set up in multiple locations around South Africa. The whole thing was held together with four bolts.
3. All the electronics.