Our Friend Leo (2012)

Leo is a guitar with a personality and a voice to express it. The Duncan/Channon Makers gave him sensors, a microcontroller, and a Twitter account. With these, he can live-tweet his guitar experiences any time something happens, like when someone plays him.

We created a prototype and video to demonstrate the concept. The accompanying website showed off his latest tweets, photos, and best friends. My roles included concept ideation, programming, manufacturing, graphic design, and website design and development. For insight into the process, read the making-of story.

Created with Hannah Puckett, Timothy Trieu, Robin Yang at Duncan/Channon with support from Robbie Whiting, Adam Flynn, Davi Serrano, Michael Lemme