Whistle Redesign

by madkite, published

Whistle Redesign by madkite Jun 11, 2011

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This is my redesign of the famous whistle. I made the pea more round and the body a bit thinner. I also put the pea where it is easier to break off. It now makes the staccato whistle sound.


Print with no extra shells and 100% infill. If your walls are not absolutely solid it will not work. If it fails, rub some acetone on the flat faces and let dry. This normally fixes it. It is also good to calibrate the infill and bridging settings as it wont work if they are not good.

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what is the standard amount of shells? i see a lot of instructions that say "no extra shells" but does that mean 1 shell is normal and then everything after that is an extra shell?

Just one shell. But if you are using a very small nozzle then you maybe could do two.
You will just have to try and see.

I have no idea why mine doesn't whistle, everything else is printed perfectly. Maybe its something to do with my printer setting? downloaded this whistle http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1046/#fileshttp://www.thingiverse.com/thi... and it works like a whistle

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Oh, it seems that the "ceiling" is not airtight enough during the print, I printed at 0.4 layer thickness. I'm guessing thats why all the air are so loose... fixed it by sealing the "ceiling" with glue and it works fine.

Made it. Whistled it. Can't believe the solidoodle printed the last few layers without bridge etc. Came out perfect. Cheers

Two colours black and white ?

Print on initials ?

Sounds great! And prints much better than other designs, thanks!

Printing a whistle with a pea in it has been my goal since before I started building my RepRapPro Huxley - this is fantastic! :). First attempt was pretty poor - my fault, just didn't understand the settings in Skeinforge and I created the GCODE with all defaults. Now with a wee bit more experience, I sliced the STL using SLIC3R using my standard settings - worked first time. One minor point - the lanyard loop comes out rather poorly on my machine - maybe I could improve things of course. Well done.

I made one of these yesterday and it looks nice and the whistle works well. Am I supposed to free the ball and if so what tool do people use to cut it away? The whistle works even without the ball being loose. 8-)

Holy Moly! This whistle is loud and in gets attention! Thanks for putting up the new design! I hope to see other cool stuff from you in the future. :)

any chance you will share the design file? possibly .scad... ;)

I cant export that file type. Not sure out of what I can export what is the most useful.

Well, what program did you design it in? Can't you just post the default format for that program?

tried it. indeed, pie comes off quite nice !