06:17 pm
21 February 2019

Yale University with an empty wine bottle and a 3D print made of special keyboards

Yale University with an empty wine bottle and a 3D print made of special keyboards

Recently, a student at Yale University uses a dozen beer bottles and mouthpiece of ABS 3D Printers creates a special instrument, through a clever system for selectively applying compressed air, this curious instrument can produce different notes, but overall feels like blowing the sound into the empty bottles.
Its inventors from the United Kingdom of Jordan Plotner, now a sophomore at Yale. He has also worked as a composer of film, television and commercials. Jordan explains that he “always tries to find never before heard musical instruments and voices. “It appears that he has finally happened.u=97932578,3361159707&fm=21&gp=0
Jordan explains why he decided to make this unique instrument: “I’ve been to movie, television and commercial music. Based on my experience in Los Angeles, New York and London, I found, composers are always looking for new voices, new musical instruments to give them bring new ideas in their works. So I decided to manufacture a possession that is familiar and unique sound of the instrument, and then into my music. ”
Because like the sound of blow bottles so Plotner experimented with 12 bottles and an external gas source making a gghsimilar keyboard instruments, makes it easier to play. “My first step is to find a source. “Plotner said. “After a series of tests using various sources of air and trial and error, I decided to use compressed air blowing device for 12 bottles of beer. Because of the unlimited supply of compressed air, and the pressure can be adjusted to meet the needs of blowing out different tones. ”
The only problem is, the compressed air blow into the bottle didn’t sound like the man who blows so good, just one cacophony of high frequency sound. “When a person blowing an empty bottle, he was able to produce a variety of frequency of sound, so I decided to create a simulation of the mouth shape of things in order to achieve the same effect. “Plotner explained.
And at this moment was when 3D printing to show their talents. According to his own lips pictures Plotner has designed a series of lip-shaped mouthpiece. With a mouthpiece at the other end of the air tube. Plotner uses a Stratasys Corporation Objet30 Pro 3D printer will print out the mouthpiece.
u=3789972000,3448081705&fm=21&gp=0The mouth piece is then installed into the bottle, Plotner in Control Panel on the surface a series of buttons to control up to 12 valve arcade-style games. “When one of the buttons is pressed, a signal is sent to the solenoid valve to open and make the mouth blowing air through the pipes from the 3D print out.” Plotner said.
The result is a very impressive 3D printing instruments, Plotner by filling these empty bottles into the water creating all kinds of different sounds. Different sound effects and also through the mouthpiece of different shapes and air pressure to achieve, make this a very versatile instrument.