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Death whistle

by Jinkai Sep 7, 2016
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This thing amazes me. Printed on my cr-10 at 145%. I'm genuinely scared to vote it incase prior call the police. Currently trying to print one at 300% just to see what happens.

Tried once, and it failed. Going to try again with pla filament (maybe abs didn't want to cooperate)
Seems sizing it up is the way to go, hoping to get a couple good working ones for halloween. {davinci 1.0pro}

I'm printing this with ReplicatorG software and a Flash Forge Creator Pro with terrible results--the outer shell is just in dribbles and mostly missing. Any tips?

Initially I had similar globby/holey results with Cura. Looking at the layer preview I discovered very rough zigzag type patterns on what should be a smooth wall. I reduced my line width to 0.4mm (from 0.48mm) and that produced smooth/continuous movements, with of course much better printing results.

Where do I find line width setting in Cura?

In case anyone else has the same issue, I got it to work by scaling up to 120% and using external support. Thanks for the design, it really works! It's surprising how much the tone changes when you scale up--I printed one at 150% and it sounded noticeably deeper.

Printed at 0.2 layer height because apparently I cannot read basic instructions. Doh!

Great sound! Finally managed to get a decent print using 4mm nozzle with 8mm layer width. Thanks for the design!

(FYI, this person on ebay is selling prints of your design: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/srevael?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 )

You have no idea how many people I see collecting my whistle under the tag 'things to sell' or something similar...

I don't quite know what to feel about this. I suppose I have no issues with people selling it - I don't think I'd have the necessary diligence to do so myself.
For the record though, please use https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1753199/attribution_card - I would still like some form of recognition =)

Thanks for letting me know!

Death whistle
by Jinkai

Dont if i am doing something wrong, but when i load the file into cura and try and print it, the walls of the whistle barely print.
Can you fix it, make the walls thicker?

In Cura, reduce your shell thickness gradually until the preview looks fine.

In Cura I had to reduce line thickness to 0.4mm for good results (not 'shell thickness').

I use Cura too and I can't find "shell thickness" or "line thickness" but I do see wall thickness and top/bottom thickness under shell when I go to custom settings. Are one of those what you mean?

No neither of those, sorry. What you want is "quality/line width".

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Almost done printing. Yeah this thing is creepy. It's freak'n me out man. Every time the fan goes over it, it whistles. I got some video of it. I'll post it later.
Crealitty CR-10S, Cura 3.3.1, PLA, scaled 145%, extruder 200c, Plate 60c, wall 0.8, infill 10% zigzag, speed 80, layer 0.1, no support,Brim

Would you be interested in making a variant of this that looks like an Aztec death whistles? I would be willing to pay for a file like that if you're interested.

I just printer it @ 0.05 and at about 80% of the print I started to hear like a howl sometimes... turned out to be the part cooling fan blowing into the Whistle! Had a touch of "aw, shoot... I shouldn´t have messed with cursed prints..." :P Awesome stuff!

very cool... layer height really seemed to matter on this one. but once i read your settings and did a .1 it printed nice and makes a good noise...

Ramped up 150% sounds similar but deeper. Might try smaller and larger to see what tones I can get. Thanks for the model!

Printed out 10 of them, from 100 to 150 scale. All worked, though personally I think 110 and 145 sound best. 100 is a bit too high pitched to sound like a person, but that’s just me. I want to take like 100 of these and hook them up to compressed air for Halloween. String them through my trees and stuff. Could you even imagine what that would sound like?

You sir are a devilish fiend, I like it. I hope you did post a video. If so please link.
in Cura, how do I upscale? I usually have a process where I calculate the x, y, and z measurements from mm to inches for my American brain to understand, take out a ruler and go "hum is this a good size? I want it a little bigger say "X" inches, let's see how many mm. Convert desired inches to mm and plug into x, y, and z. Then look at the print time and think this will take way too long and choose a new inch measurement, repeat the process, compromise some more, finally come to a compromised size for the length of print time I'm willing to put in.
It's time consuming and annoying and if I can just use a setting that incrementally increases or decreases the size that would be great.
Thank you

If you do, and I strongly encourage you to, please post a video! ;)

Did not work on makerbot 2, default settings, PLA filament

Just made this thing and holy crap is it freaky. I took it too work and people were coming out of their offices saying they heard a scream LOL. I'm going into the woods by my house tonight and using this to scare the local kids. I made a big one and it sounds pretty good.

omg it works thank you so much it worked at 100% but i printed again at 150% much better oh Halloween fun here we come

omg if this works i am going to need bail money because i am going to go hide in the woods with it lol

One of the coolest 3D printed 'things' I have found in a long time. I remixed it and added a skull on the front while making the whistle itself a little larger. My printer would not print very well at the suggested settings. I posted the remix here if you want to take a look, even posted an audio sample of the whistle in action.

I used the following to get this one to print perfectly:
Scaled the Z axis to 40mm (other axis settings adjust automatically), layer height .15mm, shell thickness .8mm, PLA @ 190c, bed temp @ 60c, speed 50mm, infill 20%, using PEI so no bed prep needed.

This thing is great! It scare people and cats equally well. Printed on monoprice maker select plus using simplify3d to slice it. Scaled it to 105% and printed on high print quality. It sounds like someone screaming bloody murder.

This thing sounds creepy as fk... wow

Wow! I'm in awe of your design. No one can believe how close it sounds to someone screaming. I think in staying as close as possible to your 100% design it sounds best. I got great results at 105%-no holes.

layer height .1, wall thickness .4, wall line count 1, temp 190, bed temp no, speed 40, brim 2, infill 20.0 glue stick

Thanks, hope you have fun with it =)

man i was so excited, made @ 150% 0.4 wall 0.2 layer size, 10% infil ... fail just sounds like air blowing

Do the layers look okay in the print preview? Because you scaled it to 150%, the thinnest wall would be 0.6mm if I remember correctly, i.e. not a multiple of 0.4mm. It might not be handled well by whatever slicer you are using.

Hey, thanks for the reply. I'm using cura, not too sure what I'm looking for, but the only difference between 100 and 150%, is two layer wall half way up for the latter. The final print looked awesome, and we all took turns blowing as hard as we could :) I'll try a 100% print with no scaling, when my current job ends and let you know if that works.

0.2 layer thickness
0.4 Wall thickness
0.4 Bottom thickness
infill density 10%
print speed 100mm
travel speed 150mm

Ill print this later.
Any chance of making one with the deeper sound?

Resize it to about 145...

I made one of these this afternoon. I don't have part cooling set up yet, so there were a few imperfections. Even so, it seems to work pretty well. When I let my wife hear how it sounds, she said "that's disturbing". Mission accomplished : )

If anyone wants to make this into a pendant, or to just add a strap to ease portability, a small closed zip tie inserted through the blow hole works well. See Made for photos.

I find this intriguing, and I am glad you took the time to make this.

I printed this at 130% and it's TERRIFYING!

Here's how you showed it to my friends, feel free to do the same. I waited until I was hanging out with all the guys and told my rather masculine buddy that I printed him the cutest little whistle! It's like a soft songbird and when I heard it I immediately thought of him and just HAD to make it for him! At this point he was feeling very uncomfortable, which was exactly where I wanted him. At that point I delicately placed the whistle to my lips mentioning once more how cute this is going to be, only to unleash the most terrifying sound he'd ever heard. Dropped his drink and nearly fell back, everyone was in stitches laughing so hard. One mentioned it sounded like a Pterodactyl attacking!

oh magaed.................................................................................................................................I am going to prank everyone that I have a girl in my backpack when I go to school

I printed this at 130% and it's TERRIFYING!

Here's how you showed it to my friends, feel free to do the same. I waited until I was hanging out with all the guys and told my rather masculine buddy that I printed him the cutest little whistle! It's like a soft songbird and when I heard it I immediately thought of him and just HAD to make it for him! At this point he was feeling very uncomfortable, which was exactly where I wanted him. At that point I delicately placed the whistle to my lips mentioning once more how cute this is going to be, only to unleash the most terrifying sound he'd ever heard. Dropped his drink and nearly fell back, everyone was in stitches laughing so hard. One mentioned it sounded like a Pterodactyl attacking!

That is tho most Grammatically correct comment I have ever seen in my life, and I will definitely try it on my friend who lives two doors down from me.

I bought a death whistle on eBay to reverse engineer and never got around to it. I built a 3d scanner but now I realize it would be nearly impossible to image the cavity. Hopefully I can print this some time soon and give you notes compared to the real deal! Good work!

I downloaded the stl. file, and printed it as is on a makerbot replicator using the makerbot software. It came out with tiny holes/gaps on the top area by the hole and also on the bottom and other areas.
What did I do wrong? my settings were layer height .20 mm, 10% infill and 2 shells.

Print it at 130%, that's the scale at which all the holed and defects disappeared.

Use 1 shell as the whistle wall thickness is ~0.4mm. Also, try 0.15mm layer height and 20% infill.

To be on the safe side, you can also scale up the model so there's nothing thinner than your printer can print.

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Wow! Totoally worked. It sounds great. I compared the sound to a youtube video that has an actual Death Whitsle and my student in my Spanish class say it is close. Thank you!

This sounds awesome! A bit higher pitched than what I have heard seriously very cool.

FYI Simplify3D was ok at 103% larger, with no other changes, and sounds just fine. Fun Item making a plate of 16 of them now!

That's great!

I thickened the wall in mesh mixer and was able to print it fine at 100% scale. It did make a noise but it doesn't sound anything like the youtube video posted here.

Oh well I guess

Don't thicken the walls if printing at 100% scale. Check that your "shell thickness" (Cura, there should be an equivalent setting in other software) is 0.39mm or less. You should be able to print fine.

Otherwise, you can try printing it at 130% scale like JersyBeast did.

if somebody wants to print it at 100% ,they will not be able to unless they have a .35,.30.or a .25 nozzle. It won't slice properly unless the nozzle is smaller than the wall thickness.

I'll try again at 130%. Thanks

Ya, I had bad results at 100%, poor at 120% and good for larger. Maybe we could get a version with thicker walls?

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I thickened the wall in mesh mixer and was able to print it fine at 100% scale. It did make a noise but it doesn't sound anything like the youtube video posted here.

Oh well I guess

pretty sure thicker walls is what messes up your sound.. try printing at .1 mm layer height and see if that helps...

I had to scale it up quite a bit in order for my slicer to make the walls. After it printed, it wouldn't make the same sounds the video makes, but if I covered the small hole on the bottom it still makes some awful sounds. Maybe look at making a model with thicker walls?

Got a picture? If I'm guessing what you mean correctly, then yes, there might be a small hole on the bottom. When I was designing this whistle I deliberately tried to keep the walls as thin as possible.

This thing just SOUNDS evil. I printed out a few on my UP Mini and had to scale to 130% in order to get the slicer to be able to print the thin walls, but afterwards it worked fine.

I am going to see if I can remix this inside of a skull shell for Halloween - do you know if the added thickness will prevent it from working?

Thanks!

There are other models that already have a skull on it, by the way, I'm sorry for the late reply

I can't say for sure, but as long as the two holes remain in the same position - one that you blow into, the other the hole in the inner chamber, it should be fine. (experiment!)

Sounds awesome! I can't wait to print one tonight!