‘Volume’ was an experiment to to see if we could hack an old volume dial and turn it into an amplifier for any external speakers or headphones. In the class we learned about the basics of electronics and what we needed to create our own volume amplifier.

So we used the time to create something we thought could be useful for the class, an portable external volume controller that could be used for presentations, instead of the normal visually distracting hardware volume controllers that take away from a presentations.

Created a custom PCB, Audio in, Audio out, large weighted volume dial that feels satisfying to use and smooth to control. Also with the additional use of light to indicate that it is turned on and to give an aesthetic feel which adds to the character and identity of the device.