This project explores the alternative uses of the 3D-printing. Rather than printing something 'useful' the servoengine of the printer is used to play music, and as a by product objects appear.
Using a Lulzbot 3D-printer to visualize different classical musical pieces.
The project explores the alternative uses of 3D-printers. It's being used to create unique art by printing classical pieces of music while at the same time acting as an instrument and performing the music itself.
The step motors controlling the movement can be run at different speeds, the speed decides the pitch of the sound and makes it possible for the motors to make music.
Three motors each represent one of the tracks and their movement makes a unique pattern. The two motors controlling the Z-axis move only slightly to increase the height. Microphones on the motors picks up the sound and amplifies it.
Pieces performed during the exhibit:
1. Williams - Star Wars: Imperial March
2. Rossini - William Tell Overture
3. Beethoven - 5th Symphony Part 1
4. Mozart - Serenade No.13 in G for strings Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (K.525)
5. Strauss - Blue Danube
6. Bizet - Carmen: Habanera