Thursday, May 18, 2006

Mutant Ears update

photo courtesy of Jonny Goldstein
(While ego-surfing the Totally Amazing Mutant Ears on Google, we stumbled upon Jonny's blog, and he was kind enough to permit us to use this photo.)

The Totally Amazing Mutant Ears have been selected for presentation at the Mattel Student Design Summit 2006. At the end of June, we will be heading out to the coast and visiting the House That Barbie Built. It must have been the jingle that put us over the top! Click below to find out.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Proto-Type Presentation


Here is a link to the Power Point presentation for your viewing pleasure, make sure you adjust your audio or you will miss out on the full experience.

QuickTime movie of the Presentation

Runs kinda fast, please use the pause button, sorry about that. (PowerPoint is new to me. TA)

Thursday, April 13, 2006



Here's some work in progress. We're sorting out the audio amp, and selecting microphones. Looks like a big jumble right now, but we hope to squeeze it down to fit inside our prototype.

3D model ready to print


Here is an exploded view of our 3D model. The gray parts are the housing, which in the real world would be injected-molded ABS. The screw holes are there for prototyping purposes, as the ears will undoubtedly be repeatedly cracked open. The purple-y blue part on the far right is the speaker, the green part is the amp, the yellow part is a 9 volt cell, and the violet part is the mic.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

3D surround sounds


Here is the 3D model that is under development. I have an assembly with a few components we have so far (some just place holders,) the OpAmp, speaker, and 9 volt cell. We are planning to hack a set of safety ear muffs, and add our creation onto it.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Second pass


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Totally Amazing Mutant Ears!


Explore a new world of sound when you don Totally Amazing Mutant Ears!
Totally Amazing Mutant Ears electronically amplifies and augments ordinary sounds creating an audiotastic experience. Apply and combine modes to create countless new sounds. Hear the world like you’ve never heard it before with Totally Amazing Mutant Ears.

Flash Demo
Thanks Josh!

The Team:

David Bamford db1409[at]
Ben Brown ben.brown[at]
Terence Arjo terence[at]

Visual references

Monday, February 20, 2006

First pass


Here are the sketches and photos of the first prototype of the amazing mutant ears.