Little Boxes is a music box prototype created for the iPad by Joelle Aeschlimann. Three wooden boxes interact with the screen of an iPad to create beautiful melodies combined with visuals, replicated to work like a traditional music box. When pressure is applied to the screen, an application installed on the iPad recognises the music box and responds with visuals and music specific to that particular music box. This digital iteration means that the materials used in the music boxes had to be conductive to be detected by the screen of the iPad, using a metal crank and the rubber tips from commercially available pens in the construction of each music box. Watch the video to see how this odd fusion of the physical and the digital really works.