Programmable Musical Pig

A robust steel pig with 56 arcade buttons that trigger interchangeable banks of audio samples.

Interesting how similar the final product is to the original concept drawing, created late one night in December 2010...

The project generated unusually few sketches before materials were ordered

Slightly rusty second hand 50 litre compressor

Some minimal CAD twiddling, mostly to decide colour combinations of arcade buttons

Steel sheet being rolled for the side access panels

Arcade buttons inserted, curly tail on table in background, created by rolling rod around tube on lathe

Pig on kitchen table, with ping pong ball eyes and temporary cardboard ears

Nitromors turning original compressor paint into slime

Pig during Tim Burton / Mad Max stage


Finished! With carry handle!

Pig with the band here