A company called Left Field Labs has come up with a service that lets customers create their own music box. It’s called Music Drop and the striking part about it is that people can choose the design themselves as well as the played tune. On the website users can easily create their own song loop, after which the company 3D prints it and sends it to the right address.
You can also watch the 3D printing process on the Music Drop website yourself, so you can see with your own eyes how the Makerbot 3D printer is creating your music box layer-by-layer. This is the newest project by Left field Labs, a company that previously came up with Left-a-Sketch, which is some sort of a sketching box, as we believe. This new project opens the company’s doors to the world of nostalgia, and Left Field Labs combines the past with the present by using 3D printing techniques.
This is the company’s own statement about the project:
Since the 18th century, people have embraced the charm of the music box – a compact music player originally built on the mechanics and tradition of artisan watchmaking. Seemingly antiquated but somehow timeless, we especially loved this handheld application of the technologies of the time, all in an effort to create a very human moment of delight. We are all about using technology to help humans be, well, more human, and so we updated this small device with some of the emerging technologies of our time. We wanted to create a modern day adaptation to put tech and cheer right in your hand.
Credits image: Left Field Labs.