Tube map circuit board doubles as working radio (Wired UK)
As part of the London Design Museum’sDesigners In Residence programme, Suzuki recreated Harry Beck’s iconic map of the London Underground on a PCB, complete with speaker, resistor and battery components dotted around the capital.
But they’re not just for show. The whole thing is a working radio, with a full-size antenna. Stations are labelled, but some names are slightly tweaked — “Earl’s Coil” for example, or “Picadilly Circuit”.
The Design Museum’s website explains that Suzuki’s radio “investigates the workings of consumer electronics”. His previous work includes a turntable with five arms, a book that tells a story with barcodes, and a hand-made geiger-counter.