Print-to-Order Consumer Electronics
Nascent’s platform allowed for extremely rapid prototyping and iteration no matter where you’re at in the process. Each module is individually certified to ship globally. Add them to a 3D print, and you’ve got a ready-to-code IOT device.
Hardware Dev Kit
In order to get developers quick access to the platform, we designed a dev kit that included all of our current modules, which were individually swappable between like-sizes. From there, the developer or designer would create their custom shape to house our modules. Our software would generate the associated cavities for each module through a drag-and-drop interface. Electrical leads were injected into the cavities to connect each module in the proper sequence.
3D Printed Voice Assistant
3D printing can sometimes produce unintended, grainy textures — especially in more robust materials like FDM. Deliberate texturing fools the eye into thinking the surface is smoother than it is, and makes the print look more acceptable as a final product.
Improving Audio Quality
In order to increase reliability of voice recognition, we moved the speaker module to the top of the device, angling it up toward the user.
The LEDs on the chassis are diffused by the outer decorative sleeve. The height of the device is driven by the LED module, and the width / depth are driven by the Speaker module (located at the top of the device.)
Nascent in the Classroom
Designers at SF’s Academy of Art used Nascent’s platform to create fully functional, connected hardware devices from scratch — all within five days. John led a group of senior designers through the process from idea to final concept.