At the beginning of the summer, our intern cohort was told that IDEO has a history of summer pranks. Inspired, we got together, threw around a few ideas, and settled on building a musical staircase, one that would play different sounds when you walk up and down the steps.
Over the course of three weeks, we brainstormed and prototyped a variety of implementations and consequently took over the Toy Lab over the weekends to build, solder, and assemble. We tried to be stealthy and keep the project a secret, though it soon became clear that designers in the Toy Lab had been thinking about building something similar for a few years.
Click through for build details and source files for building your own!