What is it?
This modified See ‘n’ Say has had its animal sounds replaced with feelings, like “Nostalgia,” “Heartbreak,” and “Did Stuff.”
What was my role in it?
This is a collaboration between A.C. Valdez, Chris Combs, and Rachel Kaufman. My role was to design the hardware and software. A.C. Valdez composed the sounds and Rachel Kaufman provided creative direction and helped fabricate its enclosure.
How does it work?
The original (electronic) See ‘n’ Say was modified to isolate its original sound-generation circuitry. Two microcontrollers were installed, one to handle input (arrow and crank) and the other to generate sound. A rechargeable battery and charging jack have been installed and the original battery bay has been repurposed to hold one of its microcontrollers.