Phaux's Ocarina

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Phaux's Ocarina by phaux Feb 9, 2010

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I know the call for an Ocarina was already answered, but I decided to take a go at it myself. Obviously, I'm not a surface designer (I live in the solid design space), so it was a bit of a challenge. I used some guidelines found at http://www.greenverdugo.com/ocarina-making-tutorial/ocarina-making-15.html as pointed out by PrintTo3D.


I'm not thinking printing in pieces will solve all the problems that might occur, but it should help (I hope.) I'm waiting on delivery of my Makerbot that was shipped out Friday so I haven't tested it yet. My apologies in advance if it turns out to be a miserable failure.

To print in pieces, you need a "P2", "P3", and "P4". Glue together and enjoy. If you have a snazzy printer that prints a soluble support material, you can try the ASM.

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Gonna print it out, but good luck to both of you :D

It wasn't easy to get it to make sound properly.. I had to clear out the inside of the whistle part, and shave of layers above the rectangle hole so that it would vibrate the air properly.

I soldered all the parts together. I think having the whistle part attached in part 4 would be easier.

Here's a video of it in action: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151334052671601http://www.facebook.com/photo....

Printed on a Dimension uPrint as one piece and it works pretty well... just don't have the fingering down, but it does play! :)

It probably wont work because of all the "strings" that occur when somebody prints something.

I wonder who's will sound better, yours or mine?

It's difficult for me to believe any Ocarina would sound good. When I think of an instrument that doesn't have a vibrating member, I think of a whisle... and I can't really imagine a musical whistle sounding all that good.

Plus, I tried to keep the 4" max constraint so it would print on the makerbot. As a result, you probably need squirrel hands to actually play mine.

lol, same here. diameter on my new design is only 40 mm. I put 8 finger holes on the front of the first version and when i held it up to my mouth i felt like Tom Hanks eating the mini-corns in 'Big'