All prototype articles

  • SpiderVideo1
    Article

    Violins made with spiders' silk played in duet

    2016-06-22T00:00:00Z

    A violin made from a composite material including spiders’ silk has been developed at Imperial College London. Luca Alessandrini, a postgraduate from the Dyson School of Design Engineering, has made a prototype instrument from the material, which features three strands of golden silk, spun by an Australian ...

  • Spider_Silk_Violin
    News

    New prototype violin made with spiders’ silk

    2016-06-21T00:00:00Z

    The composite material, which uses the silk’s vibrating properties, has been developed at Imperial College London

  • BayerCello
    Article

    Futuristic cello projects videos and lighting displays

    2013-09-09T00:00:00Z

    High-tech polymer manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience has developed a prototype interactive cello. The instrument's polyurethane body can display videos or graphics, tell you when you’re out of tune, and keep you in time using a flashing metronome beat. The idea for Cello 2.0 emerged when Bayer MaterialScience asked its design partner, ...