BOSEbuild Redefines ‘Tech Toys’ By Teaching Kids The Science Of Music
With Do-it-Yourself ideas doing the rounds on the internet, Bose took it a step ahead by not limiting it to home décor, clothes and crafts. With the first-of-its-kind BOSEbuild Speaker Cube, Bose brings DIY to the world of tech and can now be bought in any store. Keeping in mind kids aged 8 and above, the build-your-own Speaker Cube is the first device in the BOSEbuild line of many more to come. Bose intends to educate kids (and curious adults) on the science behind sound and music.
But the product has managed to capture the curiosity of kids and adults alike.
The Speaker Cube comes disassembled and it includes a magnet, a coil, a speaker panel, a control panel as well as other parts required to bring it all together. And instead of the conventional guidebook which accompanies commercially available DIY products, the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube demands an iOS-compatible device to run the app which has simple step-by-step instructions.
A disassembled electronic device with magnets, wires and a control panel, an app instead of a guidebook, does sound complicated for an 8-year-old to manage on their own. But, Bose has already considered this and has made the Speaker Cube larger in size as compared to other devices in the range. Moreover, the disassembled parts, including wires, magnets and other electromagnetic components are either colour-coded or easily identifiable.
As for the app, once installed, all they have to do is pair it with the device and set out on a journey of science and tech education made fun and interesting. Once connected, you will discover that the app does more than just delivering step-by-step instructions. Through simple tips and tricks, they are taught how sound is produced through the interaction between the magnet & coil, electricity, the control panel and other components involved in making the Speaker Cube. They can also dabble in a few uncommon tricks to discover the full potential of the small device.
And as the unconventional lesson on the science of music comes to a close, BOSEbuild Speaker Cube brings out the creativity in its maker. Apart from 8 designs of silhouette covers which come with the device, you can also customize the colour of the Speaker Cube with LED lights. According to the makers, the children will learn all about the simple physics associated with sound and speakers as they set out on the journey to build their very own Speaker Cube.
As for the price, the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is priced at around Rs 10,000 which some would say is a bargain considering the minimal effort and maximum fun involved in putting it together.
Picture courtesy – build.bose.com
by techtalks @TechTalks August 12, 2016 9:00 AM UTC