Scott Dolgov

The Octoparty is a device that contains all parts needed for a party condensed in a plywood box. The device contains a disco ball, an LED light fixture, a stereo speaker, and specially designed octopus arms for aesthetic. The disco ball is attached to a platform inside the box and is accessible by turning a pulley that allows the ball to ascend to the top of the box. LEDs are placed below the disco ball at a slight angle allowing the light to be exposed to the disco ball. The acrylic octopus arms are bendable via a gear system, which is controlled by another pulley system that makes the arms extrude and retract in and out of the box. The pulleys are controlled by a motor called a servo, which is controlled by a small computer called an Arduino.