Before there was pigeon delivery, and then there was the Pony Express, stagecoaches, train delivered mail were next. Today, we use home telephones and cell phones to talk to and text the ones we love. However, with all this technology a sense of personal touch seems to have been lost.
Now, thanks to Brandnewnoise, there is a personal way to leave a message for your loved ones, it’s called lil’ mib – message in a box. The cute lil’ mib wooden box looks like an old mailbox, with a little red flag to indicate a message is waiting to be heard. All you have to do is push the red button, say something nice into the box, and flip the flag up. Once your special somebody sees the flag raised, they just have to push a button to hear the nice stuff you said. It is a clever use of basic electronics and materials, and Brandnewnoise has other cleverly purposed boxes as well, all of them fun.
There is also the ‘zoots’ (kalimba) – a fun box that is a lo-fi thumb piano, which also has a loop switch and recorder. The ‘loopy lou’ – another voice recorder box with loop switch, and the ‘diy’ – a build it yourself recorder box.