I just finished up a really fun project—a paper record player wedding invitation! In the booklet-style invitation, a bit of paper-folding amplifies the sound of a sewing needle moving along the grooves of a flexidisc record. The hand-spun record yields a garbled, but scrutable listening of an original song by the couple. It requires a bit of tinkering and folding —effectively championing the inner science-nerd kid in the recipient. The whole thing serves as an interactive packaging for the song—which can be experienced on the paper record player, unscrewed + set on a regular turntable, or enjoyed online (for the non-nerds and/or audiophiles out there.) Here is a video of the player in action:
Oh man oh man this is so cool. A local vintage shop sells some old curled-up flexidiscs about the '62 World's Fair. The sound is lo-fi, obvs, but it's still the coolest wedding invite I've ever seen.