A solar powered music box


John came to Deesigned Studio with an interesting problem. His wife had a music box made by her father, but they’d never heard it play. It appeared to be solar powered, but they couldn’t seem to make it work, so John asked if we could do something with it. We found that while the original solar panels would power the motor in bright light, there wasn’t sufficient power to run the music mechanism.
So we modified the design a bit, with a larger solar panel on top, rather than beneath the tinted plastic, and we had the solar panel charge a pair of high value electrolytic capacitors, and we added a switch so that the music box would be charged in the sunlight, but played somewhere else. And years after it was first made, John and his wife were able to hear the music box that her father had built years before. (John was kind enough to supply these photographs for us.) photo 1 photo 2 photo 3
Certainly we could build a solar-powered music box for you – or one powered by a miniature steam engine, or Sterling engine. We can build music boxes that you can program to play any song you like. But the point is that what we do at Deesigned Studio is to make your imagination come to life. If you can dream it, and you wish to see it happen, then give us a call and see if we can help you make it a reality.
Do you have an idea for a brand-new product, but you need an engineer to design the hardware and the software? Do you want to see if something is possible? Then, whether it’s as simple as a solar-powered music box, or as complicated as a brand new electronic musical instrument, give us a call, stop on by for a visit, and we’ll see if we can’t make your dream a reality.

Able Residential and Community Options

Able Residential and Community Options, in Manitowoc and Two Rivers Wisconsin assists children, families and young adults with special needs. They wanted a web site that reflected their corporate culture, and their child-centric philosophy. The web site needed to be something that their non-technical staff could use to keep the public aware of what they were doing, without the need to know HTML code. They also wanted a mechanism to communicate with their employees.

They could have purchased a web site package and, using templates, built something on their own. They could have found someone to design something that partially achieved their goals. Instead, they came to Deesigned Studio, and now have an extensible website that fulfils their current needs, and which can grow as their needs grow.

Deesigned Studio

Deesigned Studio makes available a wide array of skills and abilities, allowing small business to achieve what was once only available to larger corporations with significant capital. A broad range of experience, creativity and intuition, coupled with relationships with some incredibly talented and creative associates, enable us to help you take what’s in your imagination and bring it to reality.