3D printers are good for more than just printing 3D objects...

3D printers are good for more than just printing 3D objects… :slight_smile:

Still need to find out how to convert Wave 2 GCode, shouldn’t be that hard, right?

I guess it heavily depends on the noises the printer at hand creates.

That is a noisy Prusa. Still I wonder when someone taps into the steppers frequency/speed. I like it when they “sing”. Should not be to hard?

@Tom_Oyvind_Hogstad switch your drivers to full step and set your firmware accordingly :smiley: Loosing some nuts will help too!
Sitting it on cheap table helps too, since the printer makes the table resonate too :slight_smile:

Let me know how it goes.

Here are some great resources for doing this kind of work – including a section at the bottom that links to lots of the midi2cnc tools people hacked on to create these projects:
http://makerbot.wikidot.com/makerbot-music (yay! not destroyed yet like the rest of the wiki!)

I created the video of the second from the bottom one (Erik Satie’s Vexations!) by loosening belts and turning up the stepper driver voltages (tune this carefully) rather than changing from 1/8 to 1/4 or full step. I wanted more notes! … oh and having a rattling not-well-assembled machine helped. But the wooden box resonated really well, sounded like a cello! I used to do this kind of thing all the time for MakerBot, prepping machines to perform in public, and have a box of piezo discs to record and amplify. Spend some time moving your microphone around to find the best places on your bot to record it – the best positions for those old cupcakes and TOMs were not where I expected!

Can you do game of thrones?

find a midi file – even better, a guitar tabs file, and then tune the midi2cnc project to suit the type of printer you want it to play on!

Amazing … Actually creating a script to do it :slight_smile: