The Vibe: turn a song into an iPhone cover

This is a delightful service that launched at SXSW (HT Matthew Knight).

It’s called The Vibe, and it’s from the Shapeways folks.

It takes a song you choose from Soundcloud, maps out the soundfile, let’s you pick the fifteen seconds of the song you like, and then turns it into an iPhone case for.


Then it prints out like this:


I chose one of our Gamages Model Train Club songs.  This one, in fact:


But the service is really swift and slick, I can highly recommend it.  Have a look at The Vibe site here.  It’s a great illustration of how being creative with data can be quite oblique and wonderful if done properly.