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Musical Produce Attachments

These 3D-Printed Pieces Make DIY Musical Instruments from Fruits & Veg

— April 28, 2017 — Life-Stages
'Player’s Pflute' is a project that involves the creation of 3D-printed mouthpieces for DIY musical instruments that can be made with common fruits and vegetables.

The project initially began with attachment designs for water bottles, but it soon evolved for fruits and vegetables, since they are easily sliced into. Depending on the mouthpieces added, bell peppers and carrots can be transformed into sound-makers that mimic harmonicas or clarinets. Since there is no limit to what can be created with this project, there is also the potential to make large-scale instruments with pumpkins.

The idea for Player’s Pflute was said to have come about in response to a music teacher noting that her students were disinterested in playing simple instruments like the recorder.
Trend Themes
1. 3d-printed Musical Attachments - The trend of creating 3D-printed musical attachments for DIY instruments made from fruits and vegetables can disrupt the traditional instrument-making industry and offer a new way for people to create music.
2. Sustainable Musical Instruments - The trend of using fruits and vegetables to create musical instruments not only offers a sustainable option for instrument-making but also provides an opportunity for innovation in the food industry to create produce that is uniquely shaped for musical purposes.
3. Customizable Musical Instruments - The trend of creating DIY musical instruments with different attachments and produce offers a new kind of customizable musical experience that can disrupt the traditional instrument industry and create new business opportunities in the music education sector.
Industry Implications
1. 3D Printing Industry - The 3D printing industry can capitalize on this trend by developing new software and hardware specifically for creating musical attachments and exploring new ways to print with sustainable materials.
2. Instrument-making Industry - The traditional instrument-making industry can adopt this trend and explore how it can integrate 3D-printing technology into its production processes to create customizable and affordable instruments made from unconventional materials.
3. Food Industry - The food industry can use this trend to explore new product design and innovation, creating produce that is specifically shaped to create unique sounds or offer an unconventional eating experience.
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