I’ve released files for a new 3D printed violin – the Modular Fiddle!
I couldn’t decide what I wanted my “next” F-F-Fiddle to be, so I decided to not decide, and instead focused on making something that allows easy experimentation. Currently I’ve designed it to be the best acoustic I can print on a medium sized printer, and to require very little assembly work.
Please build one and then remix the heck out of it!
Eventually I’d like to create a travel instrument with pickups – something a little quiet, small, but that can be plugged in when desired. Additionally, I’ll be working on using generative design techniques to create novel shapes and to see what changes I can make to the sound of the instrument. I hope that other folks will try all sorts of stuff! There are some easy ways to improve the instrument’s sound, and probably many ways that I haven’t thought of.
Let me know your thoughts, questions, and ideas. Go make one!