was born in Switzerland. For most of the 19th century, the bulk of music box production was concentrated in Switzerland, building upon a strong watchmaking tradition. They were usually built for the affluent of the pre-phonograph 19th century.
was invented by a German inventor. He created a music box with discs, therefore allowing an easier and more frequent change of tunes. However, the music choices were still limited and the processes were still complicated and took long time to build.
can be built by this app we developed. By means of the cutting-edge web technologies, such as HTML5, WebGL and MIDI.js, and 3D Printing technology, this web app can convert your favourite song to a music box 3D STL model and finally you can print it out to build your unique music box instantly.
He is from McGill University, a master student with strong programming, computer aided technology and 3D printing technology background. This creative project idea is from him. And he took most of the development work. He has published many computers and informatics in engineering topic academic papers in leading journals, IEEE and ASME conferences. He is an incoming Facebook Software Engineer Intern in 2015 summer.
He is a Master's student at University of Michigan majoring in Computer Science. He is a Graduate Student Instructor for web development and database courses at Umich. He is also an incoming Facebook intern. He took some front-end development work in this project.
Special thanks for the adoption from Google Chrome Experiment which is a showcase of web experiments written by the creative coding community. Also thanks to the midi file and idea from Xueqiao Xu's Euphony and Ucarion's Musical Turk projects. This web application is built with: WebGL, three.js, MIDI.js, jQuery, and Bootstrap.