For my third prototype, I decided to try out what it would be like to split the iPhone’s single speaker into two separate amplifying cups. Once the model came out of the printer, I encountered a couple of structural flaws. Firstly, when I place my iPhone into the stand the structure tips backwards and nearly falls over. Secondly, the form quite obviously resembles a bra, which is definitely not the aesthetic I am going for. Lastly, the sound was barely amplified, so the product is not serving its sole purpose. I guess I can conclude that this prototype was a failure, but that is exactly what prototyping is for!
After a tonne of realizations and lessons from this failed prototype, I am excited to jump into my next version. Stay tuned for more prototypes to come by liking 3DPhacktory on Facebook or following us on Twitter!