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Making Music

by mom0sarah Aug 26, 2016
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This is a great idea! I am going to try something similar with my class. Thanks for inspiration

I printed the pan flute / pipes. I had to trim them a little with a pocket knife but they played some sound for me. Some of the holes more than others depending on how strong of a puff you give them. Good for my 3 year old though, he liked it.

What was the infill and scale?

This was one of the first things I printed. I don't have my notes handy, but I'm sure I did it at 100% scale and likely 100% infill. The walls aren't too thick, so you won't use much extra doing it 100%. I also printed in PETG, which in hindsight, probably isn't the best material for this as the layers of that tend to print better when thicker vs PLA. If I printed it today, I'd use PLA and like .1mm resolution to get the best quality possible to help w/ the sound.

Does it actually work???

Instruments need a solid and smooth surface where the air blows in. I don't know how it can be achieved with filament and a 3dprinting.

You can use a prim and fill paint. There will be sanding. This is the one I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZLQ4HQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I printed the pan pipes, but they didn't produce any sound like they should. I had a flute player try, just in case I wasn't playing them right. Not sure where the modification needs to happen.

Do the Panpipes need supports?