Last class we presented our ideas to classmates and a few guest musicians. I got some interesting input in my design, so I have been trying to figure out where to go next. I played around with some CAD, trying to understand how to build it. Ben Light advised me to start modularly, so that is probably where I am going this week.
Some things to keep in mind are the position of the buttons, the weight, and the structure support. I am leaning towards having it sit on a table, keeping the buttons on the flat side of the cylinder, but in class someone suggested the buttons could go on the round sides, which seems to make sense in the way I was thinking the interaction before. Right now, I believe that having it sit on a table will help with both structure and button positioning, but it would be nice to have a little more weight on it if that was the case, otherwise it will slide when one tries to click it.
Here are some upright CAD tests, imagine it sitting sideways on the support bars: