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First 3-D Printed Record is Amazing - Wired (video)

400 million triangles, 5 minutes of audio, over a 1000 megabytes of information per side!


http://youtu.be/IQi8FUsZ8OY

and from http://gigaom.com
Bloc Party’s lead singer is releasing a 3D printed record, and so can you

The record was printed by Amanda Ghassaei, a software engineer who works for online DIY-haven Instructables. Since she first posted her method for making the records on Instructables, it has garnered international attention. So much so that Bloc Party lead singer Kele Okereke announced he will use her method to 3D print records of a new song he is releasing next week.

Ghassaei decided to 3D print a record after a set of top-of-the-line Stratasys 3D printers arrived at Pier 9. The printers are very high resolution, so she decided to see just how high of a resolution she could coax out of them. Printing the tiny ridges that line records would be a great way to do so.

http://gigaom.com/2013/12/07/bloc-partys-lead-singer-is-rele...




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Garan's picture

Good Buy Data Tape Drive, Hello Data Vinyl Record!!

I'd love to see someone load a program from one of these records onto an old (say) TI-99 4A computer.


http://youtu.be/evmUlPnEjQE

speech

emulator...

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

Interesting how people are trying to come up with ideas

to make a 3D Printer personally servicable.

jrd3820's picture

Interesting

There is some progress to be made still as the sound quality could use a help in some of them, but really cool stuff.
Thanks for the post.
Oh hey, look here is a book for it. The guy is a straightup junky. Freak.
http://www.amazon.com/Vinyl-Junkies-Adventures-Record-Collec...

I think it's more experimental than practical...

not to say that one-off platters won't sound better in the future, but no one is suggesting a mass market for 3d printed albums.

It has its own sound...

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me

jrd3820's picture

Absolutely

And the sound wasn't even bad per se, just a bit fuzzy. I checked out some of the 3d guitars from your other post a few nights ago, some of them sound completely normal and some have different sounds.

Although it could be interesting to potentially watch a new genre of music emerge from 3d printing.

Using the 3d guitar to record onto a 3d album could have a completely unique sound.

Sure - but can it make cylinders?


http://youtu.be/RY7OWOUKH0k

It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. Also there's pandas.

"Anyone who thinks you can't create something out of nothing never dated a drama queen."

-me