Check out this interview with funky Ponoko member David Bizer, and also his video at the bottom of the post about his creation the Odb. Way out stuff!
David Bizer (aka bza)
Joined January 08
David, a Ponoko member from Berlin, has created one of the most awesomely unique necklaces we’ve seen so far. One that can be individualized by sound waves.
Nicknamed the “Odb”, you just need to send David any kind of audio sample and he’ll design the individual shapes for your very own waveform necklace. From there you easily assemble the necklace from home.
A product designer by trade it was David’s love of music that led to the motivation for his creation. David is working on the English version, which is “coming very soon”.
We asked David 3 quick questions:
Where do your Ponoko ideas come from?
I try to keep my mind open and look what’s happening around me.
What do you/don’t you like about Ponoko?
It’s hard to suggest how the future of manufacturing will look like, but I think Ponoko is a step in the right direction. Somehow it’s a pity Ponoko is limited to 2d-cutting, but on the other hand this limitation can also boost your creative process.
What are you favorite materials?
I’m quite interested in digital fabrication. For laser cut parts my favorite material is acrylic. I also like the unfinished surface of laser-sintered parts a lot. Anyway it’s always an inspiring challenge to get the best out of each materials properties.