Townhall: The Anonymous Loudspeakerbot

  • The Townhall web application (beta) is a simple input form that allows anyone to submit a question. 
     
    Technical:
    Each question is posted to a Firebase instance through the user-facing Angular app. For each new question, a webpage constantly running on a smartphone hidden inside of the pedestal converts the text to speech via tts-api.com, then simply plays the returned MP3 through the megaphones line-in.
  • The megaphone is supported by a custom designed prop printed on the UP 3D printer as detailed below, then modified by hand with a drill press
     
  • Detail of custom prop designed in Cinema 4D 
  • Townhall
    Spring 2015
    Megaphone, custom prop, pedestal
  • Townhall (side view)
    Spring 2015
    Megaphone, custom prop, pedestal
  • Townhall (at Baltimore Penn Station)
    Spring 2015
    Megaphone, custom prop, pedestal
  • Townhall (in gallery setting, Maryland Institue College of Art)
    Spring 2015
    Megaphone, custom prop, pedestal