Aesthetics and Materiality
The acrylic was laser cut into 6 layers to create the 3D shape seen below. The walnut is a 0.5mm veneer PVA glued on to 2mm white arcrylic and then held in place with friction.
The cable is a three core cable held wrapped with synthetic woven paracord.
The cards stock is a natural ‘craft card’ to fit the walnut highlights on the reader and also to suggest that the paper has unique qualities.
The card is read via the arduino using 3 magnetic pins.