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2014/105/2 Model of Opal smart card ticketing reader (full-sized), foam / plastic, designed and made by 4design, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2011. Click to enlarge.

Design model for Opal card ticketing reader

Designed
This foam model was used to evaluate the design for the Opal Card reader, a contactless smart card reading device for the Opal card electronic ticketing system for Sydney's public transport. Designed in 3D CAD this model was hand crafted from foam with CNC machined inserts created by designers at the 4design studio in Surry Hills. It was used to communicate the appearance of the reader for approval by the client (Transport for NSW). This object represents the importance of physical prototypes …

Summary

Object No.

2014/105/2

Object Statement

Model of Opal smart card ticketing reader (full-sized), foam / plastic, designed and made by 4design, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2011

Physical Description

Grey rounded column with insert representing LCD panel display for Opal smart card ticketing reader. The model consists of three parts - a stand, reader and lid.

Marks

No marks

Production

Notes

Designed and made by 4design, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW Australia, 2011.

History

Notes

This foam model was used to evaluate the design for the Opal Card ticketing reader. Designed in 3D CAD it was hand crafted using foam and CNC machined inserts by designers at the 4design studio in Surry Hills. It was used to communicate the appearance of the reader for approval by the client (Transport for NSW).

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Transport for NSW, 2014

Acquisition Date

23 September 2014

Cite this Object

Harvard

Design model for Opal card ticketing reader 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2021, <https://ma.as/510789>

Wikipedia

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