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6 Hole Flute

by tbuser, published

6 Hole Flute by tbuser Sep 27, 2011

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It works! youtu.be/S-z3_xKU77Y

While working with Cymon (who doesn't have a MakerBot) and NYCDESIGNER to try and get Cymon's Recorder design to work thingiverse.com/thing:11796 I decided I needed a little more SCIENCE! So I wrote a parametric OpenSCAD script based on the Whistle/Flute from ggwhistles.com/howto/ that allows you to experiment with different hole placement, size, window and lip angles, etc. This flute is much simpler then a recorder (and not nearly as pretty as Cymon's) but it is able to play 6 notes quite clearly and loudly. Now if only I knew how to play the flute...

This is still a work in progress because I think I can get the mouthpiece/lip to print a little easier. It's kind of fiddly to get it just right.

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Just be careful if you redesign your flute to be tapered towards the end like Picard's. If you do that, the finger hole placement will need to be tweaked.
I'll give it another shot today. What are you using to visualize the GCode like that? Is that somewhere in Skeinforge?
I just double checked. 0.3 layer height and 1.6 width/thickness and this is what I get - 4 loops:

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Instructions

Print bottom, middle, and top and then glue them together. Make sure it's air tight. Then slide on the mouthpiece. You may need to carefully file the lip to make it nice and sharp and flat.

Alternatively, you can print top1 and glue it to middle and bottom. Then you have a body and can experiment with top2 and mouthpiece options. Use the joint_ring to temporarily join top1 and top2 together while you experiment.

Don't print assembly_solid unless you have a giant printer with support. :)
Anyone else tried printing this on a Cupcake? With the Skeinforge 35 settings it doesn't have enough fill to it, and with the Skeinforge 6 settings the parts come out a bit thick. (And don't make any sound, after some post-processing to whittle bits down.)
I used SF35 and the settings I used were 0.3 layer height and I think 1 extra shell which resulted in the body being exactly 4 loops with no need for infill (although I probably used 20% infill).
Hmm.. I'm still getting this out of SF35 with one extra shell:
I just double checked. 0.3 layer height and 1.6 width/thickness and this is what I get - 4 loops:
I'll give it another shot today. What are you using to visualize the GCode like that? Is that somewhere in Skeinforge?
I'm probably going to regret this, but here's a video of me playing Mary Had a Little Lamb. True story: Youtube auto-suggested the "funny" tag.
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I still want a hook for attaching that string so it looks like Piccard's memory recorder/thingy.
Hey, my flute looks a lot like Picard's Ressikan Flute en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:Ressikan_Flute.jpg :) I might try that all-in-one mouthpiece style too...
Just be careful if you redesign your flute to be tapered towards the end like Picard's. If you do that, the finger hole placement will need to be tweaked.
I'd really like to see at least one octave...
I should probably record a video... maybe tomorrow. :)
Yes please. In the style of Kwai Chang Caine? :)
It does sound a lot like a bamboo flute, but I'd look more like the Buddha lol
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