Got two days, twelve bucks, and a hankerin’ to make some music? Goodness knows Alex Davies and friends sure did! Wielding a 3D printer, art class cred, and a heaping helping of chutzpah, Alex and co. set out to create a real playable violin, strings and all, from zip-dot-squat.
Here’s the materials list:
- About 80 hours between the two of us, most of which was spent doing prototypes, reading the internet, and watching other streams. If you had a kit you could probably do it in 8 including drying time.
- Some newspaper, pilfered from the bus stop.
- Flour and water for the wheat paste.
- A 3D printer, and maybe 4 dollars worth of plastic.
- Some picture hanging wire, pilfered from my room mate.
- A drill, with a few drill bits.
- A bottle of chai tea liquor.
The results? Magical!
Check out the journey to create this DIY paper violin here.