The Open Source Gurdy Project
A few years ago I took up the idea of building my own Hurdy Gurdy. Now I’m not much of a craftsman, so that might be a disadvantage. I am, however, a highly experienced mechanical engineer. My normal field is designing equipment for the high-tech industry, with customers around Europe, Japan and Silicon Valley in the US.
So I thought: why not use the tools of the trade, and create a Hurdy Gurdy using modern rapid prototyping technology: Laser Cutting and 3D printing? Would it be possible to create an instrument that is inexpensive to build, and still sounds well.
By now the Nerdy Gurdy has quite a significant international following, and it's time to release the 6-string version.
You can find more info on: http://www.nerdygurdy.nl
2017-12-26 Released first revision on Thingiverse (v5.0)
2018-03-26 Released v5.1 (See: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2676276)
2019-04-25 Released v6.0
- Added 2 more strings
- Changes buzzing bridges to printed parts
- Changed mounting of drones
- ... many small changes