This time, the assignment is to make a device that controls the playback of some pre-recorded music on a web page. The required functions are play, pause, stop, fast forward, skip ahead, skip back and random.
When I saw the requirement, I took play, pause, stop and fast forward as states of the music; skip and random song as actions towards the music. Thus, I came up with the idea of a little device that can sit on the desk in four different ways (has four faces) that map to four states and has three corners that triggers the three actions when facing down. It was hard to came up with a 3D shape satisfying all the requirements but I finally decided on a cube with sharp side faces. Shaking the device “violently” in y axis will random the song.
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