Last year we reviewed the book I Miss My Pencil, by IDEO's Design Director Martin Bone and Materials Scientist Kara Johnson. We just came across a very cool project on their attendant website, which is dedicated to creative experiments, called C60 Redux.
The concept behind the C60 Redux is this: We've gone from handling vinyl, tapes and CD's to clicking on MP3's, losing tactility in the process and making a casualty of the mix tape. Is it possible to bring that back in a digital way? Bone, Johnson, and a group of IDEO designers endeavored to do so by creating a music player built with RFID readers and some Arduino Mini Pros, all housed in a record player case. See for yourself: