3d Printed Banjo Ukelele!

Here’s a fun little 3d printer project I did after finding  an awesome product design on Thingiverse.

It looks like the author had several iterations of designs for his ‘banjo ukelele’ so I decided that the files were probably reliable and I could print them successfully.

The idea was to build a fully 3d printed musical instrument.

The prints took a long time — the first plate was around 12 hours, and the 2nd plate was 8 or 9 hours.

I wasn’t smart and ended up starting the 2nd plate at like 6PM, which meant that the printer was going until like 3AM and I couldn’t sleep until it finally stopped.

Put some superglue / epoxy in the existing joints to bind it all together – although it was designed to take screws,  I couldn’t get them to fit correctly.

Thing file: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:113908


– J