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3D-Printed Record by Amanda Ghassaei

Amanda Ghassaei has created a technique for converting digital audio files to 3D-printable, 33rpm records. Ghassaei wrote a custom program to do the 3D modeling and then used a Objet Connex 500 printer to print the records.

The audio quality is low—the records have a sampling rate of 11kHz (a quarter of typical mp3 audio) and 5-6 bit resolution (less than one thousandth of typical 16 bit resolution)—but the songs are still easily recognizable…check out the video below:

The tracks sound muddy at best but nevertheless the project is an impressive achievement, yet another milestone in the unfolding saga of 3D printing—and if I do say so myself, a much cheerier one than the recent trend of 3D-printed guns.

Amanda Ghassaei -  3D-printed record

Ghassaei goes into full detail about the project from concept to creation at the Instructables website.


Keep up with Amanda Ghassaei at Amandaghassaei.com.

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