manyone designs 3D printed handheld projector minimax


manyone fuses open supply tech and natural design


Formed like a small gaming controller, Manyone’s Minimax is an interactive handheld projector wrapped in an natural 3D printed foam shell. Fusing industrial design with coding, the open supply gadget introduces a human strategy to tech to innovate a brand new interplay language. With an ergonomic kind guaranteeing optimum consumer consolation, Minimax may be merely tilted by its consumer to activate and navigate the route of its pico projector and create partaking visible experiences.


The prototype has been designed as a part of a collaborative maker group exploring the ability of open supply {hardware} and progressive design. By a strategy of hands-on testing and growth, the Danish design studio integrates spatial and object monitoring applied sciences together with object recognition, sensors, and cell consumer interfaces, permitting for high-tech innovation be achieved effectively at a low-cost and quick tempo.

outfitted with a forward-facing pico projector | all pictures courtesy Manyone



an ergonomic projector with progressive interactivity


The Minimax projector was conceived as a part of the OpenNext initiative — an EU funded program led by the Danish Design Centre with the intention of collaboratively exploring an open-source strategy to {hardware} and enterprise growth. In response, design studio Manyone experiments with tech innovation to create a brand new language of interactive projection with Minimax.


From conception to realization, the staff has designing the total expertise together with branding, enterprise case, code, and industrial design. Every stage of the method has been logged on the open {hardware} platform Wikifactory to share progress and get enter from the worldwide group of makers. The ultimate prototype, accomplished on the native Maker House near Manyone’s Copenhagen workplace, bridges the hole between iterative experimentation and refined design, leveraging the ability of the collective open-tech group to foster concepts, share information, and take away the siloed partitions round classical {hardware} growth. 

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a ‘pleasant’ and natural shell with a kind that convey a human strategy to tech



‘The way forward for {hardware} is related. We’re quickly shifting into a brand new age of {hardware} growth. One the place world collaboration, speedy prototyping and optimized use of supplies can compete with even the heaviest of industries. That is enabled by the open-tech motion. Also referred to as ‘the maker’ motion, the open-tech motion democratizes entry to instruments for {hardware} growth,’ writes the staff at Manyone.

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by tilting the projector or urgent a sequence of buttons, the interactions may be managed

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Minimax introduces a brand new, progressive interplay projection language

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exploring natural volumes and creating prototypes utilizing additive manufacturing

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