From robots to rocket engines, intricate fashion sculptures and customized prosthetics, 3D printing gives makers the freedom to create astounding futuristic forms—so it's not often that you see designers looking back in time for inspiration to recreate technology like CD players that have now almost become obsolete. This is exactly what British start-up Botz&Us has done.
With a basic knowledge of CAD software, wiring and design, it's now possible for anyone to create a simple electronic device. But what makes this CD player design so impressive is that the sound quality that comes from it is reportedly good enough to rival other sound systems.
The design of the CD player is large and takes more than a full 30 hours to print all the required parts. Although this is the complete antithesis to a small, portable music player, the possibilities for customization make it really impressive.