Rototo, musical rotophone
At Gobelins school, we participated to an Arduino workshop. The aim was to create a human-machine interface (HMI) using a rotary dial phone, those pretty retro phones. With the reverse engineering process, we connected the phone to a server to display things and play sounds depending on the number we dialed.
We wanted to create a musical discovery and awakening interface for young kids. We noticed that kids enjoy manipulating objects from everyday life, especially the phones. So we imagined Rototo, the rotary dial phone that playfully helps kids learning English and music instruments.