Being a firm with offices on both sides of the ocean might sound all glam and gold, but it does come with certain challenges. A significant increase in video conference calls being one of them. With too many people in the room, we realised that too often you found yourself having a conversation with people that are sitting out of frame as well as out of microphone range. Both didn’t make the constant conference calls at the slightest more enjoyable.
We created Calle-1, a prototype designed to make conference calls a whole lot more fun and certainly more efficient than before. Powered by Arduino software and hardware it’s a device that will recognise and locate sound. (Not device - hyper-intelligent being, pardon me, Calle) When Calle-1 locates who is talking and where, Calle will turn and face that person. The 3D printed casing is customised to perfectly fit the content and to make a slim and compact product.
Calle-1 is the first of many prototypes – we are already working on the next version, Calle-2, that will allow the conference host to exterminate participants by the means of dark matter.
Calle-1 in action
Blood, sweat and soldering
4 tiny microphones were built into the prototype
With micro-suction tape almost any device can be applied to Calle-1
3D printed casing