I’m still very undecided about putting a lid on the object. It Is designed to be used on social occasions and is brought out and used perhaps once a week at most. I really like the idea that the lid gets placed on for protection whiles it’s not in use, mirroring a record player.
Over the past weeks I have played around with a few designs. The first two were created before the updated RFID Reader and were designed to sit on top. They made by vacuum forming clear acrylic then sand blasting it for a frosted finish. Their shapes take inspiration from various turntable lids that I researched.
The next design takes the new RFID Reader shape into account. I created a void so the lid sits flush with the top of the reader. This lid was made by laser cutting the individual sides and top, mitring the edges then bonding them. It was sand blasted like the previous attempts.
I’m happy with the shape however the joins are still visible through the acrylic. The solution would be to vacuum form the shape above and cut out the void using the laser cutter. As I’m still unsure about the lid concept I’m going to see how much time I have left at the end. I feel it’s not something that will add a great deal to the object.