TookAMulligan

AmpliPhone: Acoustic iPhone Amplifiers

Croton-on-Hudson, New York · 0 Sales

TookAMulligan

AmpliPhone: Acoustic iPhone Amplifiers

Croton-on-Hudson, New York 0 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Announcement   One of a Kind Amplifiers designed to work with your iPhone 4/4s/5/5s

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One of a Kind Amplifiers designed to work with your iPhone 4/4s/5/5s

Greg DiStefano

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    Ampliphone

    The Ampliphone journey started during the fall of 2012. I tell people that its the result of pure boredom while falling into a youtube trance. I stumbled upon a video of someone that used an old trumpet as an acoustic amplifier for an iphone. Feeling entertained I forwarded the video to several music teachers telling them to check it out. I included a snarky note asking if they had any old trumpets sitting around. One had responded that she had two broken trombones sitting in a closet for at least a generation. I was welcome to have them!

    “Never stop at good enough” This the message given to me by one of my mentors Professor John Belt at SUNY Oswego. The first amplifiers worked well and had a level of novelty that fun to talk about and pleasing to look at. I walked away from the project for several months feeling satisfied with what I accomplished but always wanting to revisit the project. Over time I have explored different materials and configurations trying to find a look and function that I was fully satisfied with. Instead of cluttering up my house with Amplifiers I started gifting them to friends and family as a novelty gift. Over time I received encouragement to try my hand at selling a few on Etsy. I make Ampliphones in what ever down time I can find. I really enjoy simplistic function and beauty of these ampliphones and hope others will as well.

    The horns:

    All horns used in the production of Ampliphones are reclaimed and cost prohibitive to be fixed. These horns have lived a long life creating music. This project is extending the life cycle of an instrument that would otherwise be thrown out.

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      I teach technology to middle schoolers in Westchester New York. In short I teach kids how the human made world is designed, created and cared for. This covers diverse topics tethered by the commonality of design language.

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