Short, sweet, and simple demonstration of the motors of a 3D printer playing music:
NO PRINTER WHERE HARMED DURING THE MAKING OF THIS HACK!
(however this doesn’t mean that yours won’t be, use at own risk)
At art hack day in Stockholm 2013 and using a Lulzbot 3D-printer I tried to visualize
different classical musical pieces.
The project explores the alternative uses of 3D-printers. It’s being used to create
unique art by printing classical pieces of music while at the same time acting as
an instrument and performing the music itself.
The stepper motors controlling the movement can be run at different speeds,
the speed decides the pitch of the sound and makes it possible for the motors to make music.