Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

This Unique Violin Uses Silk From the Australian Golden Orb Spider

 - Jun 24, 2016
References: & gizmag
A Design Engineering post-graduate student over at Imperial College London has managed to go ahead and craft together an extraordinarily unique violin that makes use of spider silk obtained from an Australian Golden Orb Spider.

This unique violin features three strands of golden silk that run down the center of the instrument and are securely embedded in its composite body. The violin body itself also makes use of silk fibers that are blended with a binding agent.

What's great about this violin is that when notes are played, the vibrations resonate through the trio of strands and into the hollow body to create a beautiful sound. The acoustics can be controlled by changing the way the silk fibers are mixed with binder material.It's a great example of intelligent design and engineering making use of nature's gifts.