With everything going digital these days, we sometimes forget the joy of the simpler things in life and the good old days. For example as a kid, a hand-cranked music box was an extremely fascinating piece of technology although kids these days with their smartphones and tablets might disagree. Regardless, if you’re looking to relive those memories of hand-cranking a music box, design student Joelle Aeschlimann might have something for you in the form of this interactive music box.
Made out of wood, these music boxes featuring rubber tips at the base of the device which is made from rubber tips taken from pens, along with a conductive metal crank. This combined with Adobe Air for iOS allows the music box to interact with the iPad when the lever is turned and produces music and visual content in the process. These music boxes unfortunately do not appear to be on sale, but you can check them out in action in the video above. What do you guys think, pretty cool, huh?