Next month during the EuroMold design fair in Frankfurt, Germany a band will be playing live on 3D printed instruments. Olaf Diegel, a design engineer who recently created the Steampunk 3D printed guitar, is the man behind this project. His latest 3D printed instruments are the Ladybug Keys and the Atom Drums and he will be taking them to the design event in Germany.
Above you can see the drum kit called Atom Drums, which is a 5 piece drum kit with 3D printed drum shells. A demonstration by violin player Joanna Wronko recently showed that a 3D printed counterpart of her own violin didn’t even get close to the sound of a real one, so how will this drum kit sound comparing to a regular kit? In Gizmag, Diegel has said the following about this: “I was expecting the 3D print, and all the holes, to dramatically affect its acoustic properties, but there’s little noticeable difference between it and the original kit.”
These are the Ladybug Keys, with 3D printed shells. The shells are inspired by nature and Diegel used the material Duraform PA for the keyboard, just like he did with the Atom Drums. If you’re interested in the EuroMold event, then check out its website. It will be the 20th edition of the design event and it will take place from December 3rd until the 6th.
And do you remember the Steampunk 3D printed guitar? Here’s a video of the instrument:
Images: Gizmag/ Olaf Diegel.