Shofar -Ram's Horn

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Shofar -Ram's Horn by MakerBot Sep 8, 2012

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Shofar Shogood!

This is a functioning shofar, a horn typically made from an animal. It is used to announce the coming of the Jewish new year Rosh Hashana, as well as the start of a battle or war.


Listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZyOhX9uPf4
Created by Todd


This was made in white PLA with 4 shells, 5% infill, and exterior support. I finished it with black paint and sandpaper. V2 has the improved mouthpiece. The file size is also a lot smaller.


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So I tried using my Davinci Jr 1.0, it came out small but the hole got filled on the short end. Also the air i breathe into it in any area seems to go through. How can I fix this. I tried your settings, also the inside had support, not sure how to remove that.

utoob says the boobvideo is unavailable...

both are 3D optical scans right? made with MakerBot scanner??
Thanks a Lot for the files its going to be a 3D printed new year! haha

Hello ;)
Have you tried to design a Kudu horn?

Cant watch video. Set to private

hmm... seems the video is set private :(

Hey Todd, this is pretty awesome. If your the guy in the picture, we met at the 3D printing expo, you were wearing a chewbaca shirt. This is pretty awesome, should have been featured for today. Anyway, cool stuff!

Whew, I hope so! I nearly fell out of my chair trying, and it sounds like a sick moose! :)

I was able to check out a real shofar in person the other day, and modified the mouthpiece on this so that it more accurately matches a real one. This should make it much much easier to blow. Print out shofarV2.stl and give it a try!

version 2 is much much much better. I tried it out and it is very easy.

I tried printing this the other day with ABS but the exterior support started pulling the raft off of the platform. I currently have a 120 degree platform but do you think I should bump it to 130 or 140?

Mine came out OK at 110C on a Replicator. If I may offer suggestions: Recheck level, use fresh kapton, and a good acetone wipe.

Wow, this is a big print. Does the STL fit at full scale on a Replicator? I am tempted to scale it down a little, but that might impact the sound. Have you tried it in ABS?

Yes it totally fits on the build plate of The Replicator and you can actually make it slightly bigger if you tilt it upwards some. It's a bit harder to blow than I think it should be, maybe the shape of the mouthpiece needs to be adjusted. Ive been using PLA almost exclusively for the last couple of months because it's way easier and more reliable. The pitch should drop as you increase the size, or so says science.

OK, thanks for the info. I will kick this off one evening soon.

Beautiful design, the print turned out great. Still awaiting the first toot.

Thanks for a kick ass Saturday project! This is totally amazing!

Actually Sunday would be better. :)

Sunday was for anoying my neighbours! ;)

this is nice!!

a video of you, blowing that horn would be nice to get an impression of the sound.. 8-) ;)

I've updated the description with a link to a video.