Machine Divagante (Wandering Machine) is a project imagined by digital artist Antonin Fourneau.
This strange gamepad – evoking both the modular synthesizers of the 70s and the arcade game controller – amuses the audience who takes pleasure in handling it. Sometimes a Snake game, other times a sound sequencer, its behaviour can completely change by connecting plugs together through electrical wires in the same way you could change sound modes on old synthesizers… and you can even combine different modes together. This can lead to most unexpected behaviours and really lets you wander in a mixture of amusement, sounds and colors.
Antonin came to us with an already functioning prototype but needed to improve its reliability and strength.
We helped him redesign the hardware and rewrote the code to turn it into a fully functioning product ready to be placed in children’s hands.