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Dan Moi

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Dan Moi by jprodgers Jun 16, 2011

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This is a Makerbot printable Dan Moi*, which is similar to a Jew's Harp**.

I modeled it off of a brass bass Dan Moi, but the sound is much closer to a bamboo one. While this will not replace a nice brass Dan Moi, you can print this on a well-tuned Makerbot!

Here is a YouTube video of the Dan Moi in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enHMpn5SC5w

Since I can't seem to do links properly:


A well tuned machine should be able to print this out with no finishing. Depending on your tuning however, you may have to finish this a bit more to get the gap correct. I recommend carefully using an x-acto to get the extra bits off, and then finishing it with a very fine sandpaper. The tongue should move freely, but the gap should be minimal.

You play this like any other mouth harp. It should be touching your lips, and the tongue should be able to freely move. Pluck the end, and you should hopefully be making some sounds.

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I printed one but it soon broke after a day of playing, what do you suggest i do to fix this?

This is awesome!!!

Electricity: 0.2 cents

Plastic: 3 cents

Printing a thing and making music with it: priceless!

Thanks for a great model :-)

Any plans to model one off of the bamboo version?

By the way, I got really good quality using 0 extra shells and about 0.5 infill

I had to scale it to 85% to fit on my platform - have not figured out why I cannot use the whole area... But it printed and plays

Wow this makes for an awesome quick demo print to hand out to people. By the way, I found this page helpful to figure out how to make it work: http://www.danmoi.de/shop/index.php?main_page=trumphttp://www.danmoi.de/shop/inde...

I never used one before and I was totally amazed when the sound started coming out of my mouth. :)

Wow who would want to protect those teeth in the last picture? It's like laquering a rusty car body...

I just uploaded an updated version of it, but I'm no longer at the hackerspace to try it out. It should hopefully resonate a bit longer. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

Yeah the new version works even better!

Wow, nice print! Glad it worked for you right away. I'm going to do some keyed versions once we get our ToM better tuned.