Minimalist DIY turntable

Livia Ritthaler had just moved to London to finish her bachelor degree for a graphics program. Because she couldn’t afford the money nor the space for a record player, she decided to build one herself.

She ended up using three materials: paper, wood and metal. Using these materials she build a hand-operated, minimal turntable that is operates and amplifies without any type of power other than that produced by her own hands.

This is one instance where form preceeds function, and in my opinion it is a simple yet elegant work of art in it’s own right. See it in action here:

3 Responses to Minimalist DIY turntable
  1. Bill

    >form preceeds function

    you might want to also include

    destroying your records precedes function

  2. Randy Johnson

    This was great help thanks so much!!!!!! very neat and cool as well

  3. Jim Parker

    Thank you very much for this! I am doing a project that is worth 95% of my grade and I have to build a record player that doesnt use electricity. I have been crying for the last four days, because I dont know how to build it. But thanks to you, there is hope again! I love you so much!