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musical instrument contest?

Post by piercet » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:43 pm

Is this a legit contest thingy? http://www.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/comm ... make_some/

Just seems odd that there is no mention of it here if it's an official contest.

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Re: musical instrument contest?

Post by gannon » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:08 pm

There's been plenty of mention of it, just not on the forums ;)
http://www.lulzbot.com/blog/reddit-3d-p ... tstruments

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Re: musical instrument contest?

Post by jebba » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:08 pm

Ya, it's legit! You're right though, we should make sure we announce things here.

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Re: musical instrument contest?

Post by piercet » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:18 am

Hmm, I have a couple ideas that might be feasable. Will have to give it a shot! Also, the link you have in that press release in the section "Reddit's r/3Dprinting, " in the first sentance goes the wrong place.

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Post by kenhara » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:24 am

Thank you for the heads up, piercet! We fixed that broken link and posted a thread about the contest on the News and Announcements tab here on the forum (http://forum.lulzbot.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=703).
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Re: musical instrument contest?

Post by piercet » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:18 am

A preview of one possible entry:
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(It's almost done!)

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Re: musical instrument contest?

Post by jebba » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:05 am

Way to go piercet, looking good. :)

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Re: musical instrument contest?

Post by piercet » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:57 pm

Thanks! It's definitly starting to look like a real trombone. I finished the rest of the bell and the tuning slide last night. I've got the mouthpiece yet to design and print, and one structural bracket, and then it should be done. I'm hoping to finish the last prints for it tonight. I'll post some more complete shots when I get home from work if you would like to see any progress.

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Re: musical instrument contest?

Post by piercet » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:37 am

More trombonelike!
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The mouthpiece is an actual trombone mouthpiece and will be replaced with a 3d printed one tomorrow. I was able to play it a bit and it actually sounds like a trombone. A little muffled, and 6th and 7th position at the end of the slide is losing a bit of air at the moment with no slide oil on the slide, but it sounds much closer to a "real" trombone than I would have guessed. There is one more bracket printing at the moment for the bell, but aside from that it's mostly the finished configuration. The STL files and accompanying documentation and instructions will go online tomorrow. Soon the people of the sub-artic regions of the world will be able to have outdoor parades without worrying that that their instruments will stick to their faces!

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Re: musical instrument contest?

Post by Orias » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:08 am

LOL!

That's awesome Piercet!

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