The box is basically just two components. The first is a Samsung tablet running an Android app. That app is pulling the data from Facebook and recording the actual video. The second component is the enclosure which we designed. We wanted the celebrities holding the box to have an experience that didn't feel like they were using an off-the-shelf tablet. We wanted it to be something that's a little more unique.
We built two versions. The first one was tank-ish because the original requirements called for 12 to 16 hours of battery life. It's fairly thick and fairly heavy, but it could go all day long being constantly on and constantly recording. We deployed I think three or four of those before Facebook realized they didn't need that much battery life. The boxes were only being used for about an hour at a time, which makes sense when you think of a celebrity recording a 30-second response.
At the time, I had just bought the new Moto X phone for our office. When we got it, we were trying to think of a way that we could slim down the entire enclosure and make it easier to hold. For version two, we took inspiration from the Moto X because it had a nice arched-back look. We rebuilt the box along those lines so it allowed room if we wanted an external battery. We incorporated wireless charging too. We used Autodesk Inventor for that work, but we've now started shifting more towards Fusion, just because the rendering is nicer.