'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.
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