Ukulele soprano - printable on a RepRap

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Ukulele soprano - printable on a RepRap by Sound Dec 9, 2013



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This derivative of the original ukulele soprano by 3DGuy is split into several parts with some hinges and teeth for easy assembling.
Some work is still needed for better rigidity.

See test video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw4zUevnqRQ

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Thanks for spending the time to share this.

I am attempting to print this on my replicator dual clone, shrinking if needed, the scale seems way off on my uk calibrated stuff. What units are the stls in ? Unfortunately we are mm, is this in inches or thous ? Perhaps my software is going nuts but it wont even render it to screen at all. Am I correct in thinking the reprap is deeper than it is wide ? My bed is wider than deep. Of course any useful output I get I will share.Including any george formby renditions :)

Sorry if you mentioned it in the video, but did you use PLA or ABS?

Having just checked the parent thing, it seems like you probably used ABS?

Great work modding my design for smaller consumer grade printers, I originally used a $30,000 Stratasys to print mine. I started doing these mods but other stuff got in the way and it went to the back burner. The way you did it is exactly how I would have done it too, except I didn't have a clear design for the headstock & neck joint but it looks like you solved it.

thanks for the original design!, im printing this remix now, body is done, printing fret board and neck now, body top follows.

I had to scale it 80% to make the body fit my 20x20cm print area, lets hope is not too small.

just a trivia info, google "charango", its our (south american andes) version of the ukelele.

Scaling it 80% is getting thin. The body is .070" on my original design, scaling it 80% would be .056" although I don't know what layer height you are using. If it's .010" like the Stratasys you'll end up with .060" for the body. For wood this is on the thin side and would be tuned with the bracing pattern.
I mention in my Instructions how I went with a less tradition bracing pattern on the final design and part of this was a traditional bracing pattern had excessive top sinking with .070". I can't say how your uke will perform, but you would also be using under-tensioned strings due to a shorter scale length.
I would be curious to hear of your results.

cool, i have printed all the parts, now i have to assemble it and then find someone who can play an ukelele and see if it works.

awesome!, how much plastic does it take?

Great job with modding the model. Excellent video. Well done.