It is the final project for Design with Solidworks. We are asked to redesign a small product based on the internal components of it. I decided to work on calculator, adding some cultural elements and personality to it. Then I use abacus(算盘), which is the oldest calculating tool from China, as inspiration. Users have to stir the beads to enter the number like what they have to do with an abacus. Also I replaced the plastic housings with wooden ones. Therefore, it uses wood joints to stay together with no screw.
"珠" means "beam" in Chinese. The logo got the inspiration of this character and Chinese calligraphy.