"Plugg" is a prototype DAB radio, investigating physical and metaphorical interaction with electronic devices.

A cork fits nicely into the hole where the radio's speaker sits beneath. By pushing the cork into this hole, the radio turns off...

...and by removing it, the radio turns itself on again.

Watch this clip to see it in action!

Several techniques were used in order to make the prototype work - among them 3d printing, laser cutting and hacking electronics.

The tricky part was to make the ON/OFF mechanism work, and different approaches were tested.

Protip; don't combine magnetic switches with speakers (ran into this quite late in the process *x* )

The radio is just one example of this type of physical interaction, which we are compelled to continue working with. Check out more hi-res images on Flickr.