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Whistle Magic - create your own whistle - Your Whistle your Music

by nischi, published

Whistle Magic - create your own whistle - Your Whistle your Music by nischi Feb 3, 2013

Description

Make your own customized and personalized whistle. Change the size, height and put a name on it.

The huge whistle master!
Make your special sound!
Put you child name on it and create the perfect present for the next party.

Change the size, sphere, handle...
Text will be automatically round if the whistle is bigger!

If you want to see how it gets printed watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/nischiTV?v=fS5Kka7lx50

If was a lot of work do design it that it worked good.
So if you like it post a comment and post your print!
Thanks!

...have fun!

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Like it. Got a working whistle. Unfortunately I do have an issue with the ball inside the whistle. It should be a ball on a stick but I get a ball growing out of the base plate. While the STL looks fine, slic3r (0.9.10.b) breaks it. So print a ball separately and put it into the whistle or print without a ball works well.
i have an airwolf 3d xl can i use the reprap prusa with it ?
Thanks! I tried and it works!
Don't know why using makerbot own makerware with standard profile didn't work. It probably because makerware has its own slicer

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Instructions

Full customizable whistle. Try it in the new "Customizer": http://www.thingiverse.com/apps/customizer/run?thing_id=46825

Big Whistle Collection with a lot of different tones! Whistle Audio Set for kids and for bird simulation.

I have worked over 3 weeks to optimize this whistle for all of you. I think it works very well now. Please send me a comment if you like it or post a pic if you made one. Thanks!

If the whistle is printed use a screwdriver to break of the small sphere inside the whistle. It should break quite easily because it is connected with a small cylinder of 1 mm on the floor.

Whistles with different

  • Height
  • Radius
  • Hole inside
  • inner Ball
  • some with Text so you get a lot of different tones. Make a concert and have fun!

You can create your one whistles with the OpenSCAD Source File. Also use write.scad (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16193) if you want to use text on the whistle.

Big Whistle Collection with a lot of different tones! Funny whistles for example for your kids. My kids love it!

OpenSCAD File included. Make your one whistles. Put a name on it.

Try also the big whistles with the holes in the middle.

And the are all working!

Whistle Audio Set for kids, parents and you. Enjoy it and have fun!

Like it. Got a working whistle. Unfortunately I do have an issue with the ball inside the whistle. It should be a ball on a stick but I get a ball growing out of the base plate. While the STL looks fine, slic3r (0.9.10.b) breaks it. So print a ball separately and put it into the whistle or print without a ball works well.
i have an airwolf 3d xl can i use the reprap prusa with it ?
I've tried 3 of them, but unfortunately I can't make any one of them sound. I printed with makerbot replicator2 standard profile. What did I do wrong? Any advice as to why I can't make a sound of it?
Everything looks fine from the outside
i am using a reprap prusa and a mendel max an i have already printed around 100 of these whistle. all work fine. in fact all you see on the photo also working quite good.

best wishes,

nischi
btw, I use makerware to export x3g and makerbot has its own slicer, maybe it is the reason, let me try again
ah, so I guess I'm the only one who has this issue then. You are using replicatorG to export x3g/s3g, right? May I have the detailed print settings? layer height is? 0.2mm? 0.1mm?
i am using as slicer: reprap.org/wiki/Skeinforge with 0.34mm and it worked always well. i print out the gcode fill with printrun on a prusa and a mendel max.
Thanks! I tried and it works!
Don't know why using makerbot own makerware with standard profile didn't work. It probably because makerware has its own slicer
Hello,

Thank you for this beautiful work whistle.
I love the whistle customer to offer a person.
But I can not have the letters on the whistle.
I got Write.scad Letter.dxf and I put in a write directory. (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16193)

Your program is well Write.scad file but I have compilation errors:

Parsing design (AST generation)...
Compiling library `/home/linuxjojolapatade/Documents/RepRap_3D/Siflet_(whistle)/Your_Whistle_-_Your_Music__Now_Customizer_enabled/Write.scad'.

Compiling design (CSG Tree generation)...
ECHO: 10
ECHO: "Love"
WARNING: Ignoring unkown function 'len'.
ECHO: "There are ", undef, " letters in this string"
WARNING: Ignoring unkown function 'len'.
WARNING: Ignoring unknown variable 'r'.
...
WARNING: Ignoring unknown variable 'r'.
WARNING: Ignoring unkown function 'len'.
WARNING: Ignoring unknown variable 'r'.
WARNING: Ignoring unkown module 'import'.
Compilation finished.
Rendering Polygon Mesh using CGAL...
Number of vertices currently in CGAL cache: 6752
Number of objects currently in CGAL cache: 62
Top level object is a 3D object:
Simple: yes
Valid: yes
Vertices: 758
Halfedges: 3734
Edges: 1867
Halffacets: 2232
Facets: 1116
Volumes: 4
Total rendering time: 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds

Rendering finished.Can you help me?
Thank you in advance
Sincerely,

Jonathan
Write.scad
hi,

i get this:
ECHO: 10
ECHO: "Love"
ECHO: "There are ", 4, " letters in this string"

the len command should work in openscad:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual/The_OpenSCAD_Language#len

check if you are using a new openscad version.

nischi
Thank you for help.

I had the 2011 version, I installed version 2013. Now it works
Can you make whistles to be a specific key, such as C# ?
you only have to play with the parameters.
Printed a big one and a small one and neither one works. :( Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Had to restart the prints several times too because the ball kept falling off the rod half way through and failing to print. Finally got a ball to survive with 80% infill. Maybe it's because I'm using ABS and the ball keeps curling up?
Printed a big one and a small one and neither one works. :( Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Had to restart the prints several times too because the ball kept falling off the rod half way through and failing to print. Finally got a ball to survive with 80% infill. Maybe it's because I'm using ABS and the ball keeps curling up?
hi,

i am using as slicer: reprap.org/wiki/Skeinforge and it worked always well. all whistles are working good.

i have also tried slic3r.org/ and had problems because the
part which cuts the air is not sliced as sharp as needed for a whistle.

nischi
Thanks for spending some time and sharing this!

Is there an optimal proportion for powerful / full sound? The first whistle I printed was with the default parameters and it sounds absolutely great, my second one was rad = 41, hoehe = 20, laenge = 35 and it produces only 50% of the volume compared to the default. Seeing that you have probably printed 20+ whistles in all sizes, maybe you have some insight to share about this?

Also I had some trouble with the handle when printing with PLA. As the hook builds out it is very narrow and has a tendency to rise above the layer, until the nozzle collides with it in mid print and knocks the whistle off the table :) I could probably mitigate this by aggressively lowering the extrusion temp after the first layer, but I will try a different hook design that may be less prone to vertical warping.
hi,

the smaller and thin whistles produce the most volume.
rad for example 20 and hoehe (height) around 15.

alex
Thanks, will try a few small ones next...
Very cool!

Although, about the license: If it's marked as no-derivatives, does that inherently conflict with Customizer?
thanks austin!
hi - i have changed the license ;)
Rightio!
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