Reader Eric Mortensen let us know about an interesting collection that he’s curated of free 3D printable electronic musical instruments, add-ons and hacks for existing instruments.
Examples of the 3D printed items featured in the slideshow, above, include:
- 3D-printed replacement parts for synthesizers
- 3D-printed synthesizer cases
- 3D-printed custom knobs and accessories
Other examples include DIY electronic music instruments and custom Eurorack panels.
Mortensen’s collection is an example of a trend we anticipated in our 10 Predictions For Electronic Music Making In The Next Decade back in 2010 – the emergence of DIY instrument designs that can be 3D printed. While most 3D printers are limited to printing one material at a time, there are now devices capable of printing basic 3D electronics.