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3d Printed Soundwave (dynamic) [message #60402] Fri, 18 January 2013 19:33 UTC Go to next message
avatar GabrielGullbergh  is currently offline GabrielGullbergh
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Hiyall,

I have an idea involving 3d printed extruded soundwaves, sort of similar to the Vibe iphone case process.

Also similar concept:
Tōhoku Japanese Earthquake Audio Sculpture
http://www.lukejerram.com/sites/lukejerram/files/system/project_images/Earthquake_sculpture_Jerram.jpg

I am wondering if this is at all possible without collaborating directly with shapeways as Ana Hevasi did at SXSW (assuming SW is too busy and I cant wait to attend the next meetup).

I would need some sort of program that analyzes a sound clip and outputs extruded 3d soundwave model. I could probably write a program that does that with some help and about 6 months time but who's that patient....

Only quick way I see is to manually create the soundwaves myself with multiple software programs.

Wondering if anythis like this exists yet. Any ideas suggestions are much appreciated.

Re: 3d Printed Soundwave (dynamic) [message #60403 is a reply to message #60402 ] Fri, 18 January 2013 19:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Writing a tool to generate that stuff is only a few hours work at most.


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Re: 3d Printed Soundwave (dynamic) [message #60404 is a reply to message #60403 ] Fri, 18 January 2013 20:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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All you'd need is some way to convert the sound to numbers, and then you could use OpenSCAD to generate the model. It'd be easy.


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Re: 3d Printed Soundwave (dynamic) [message #60405 is a reply to message #60404 ] Fri, 18 January 2013 20:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar GabrielGullbergh  is currently offline GabrielGullbergh
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a great starting point, looks like I have some reading to do!

My main concern is keeping it simple one-step process for the user, which would require either:

A. shapeways customize (co-creator) option to attach audio to an order

B. sell it on esty.com or similar sites, and compile the 3d audio model myself to have it printed by shapeways and shipped to the user

C. not have user customized audio, only cliche and memorable quotes, like perhaps soundwaves from a part of a famous song or a computer generated 'i love you'

[Updated on: Fri, 18 January 2013 21:08 UTC]

Re: 3d Printed Soundwave (dynamic) [message #60407 is a reply to message #60405 ] Fri, 18 January 2013 21:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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This bit of OpenSCAD code generates a "waveform" from the first 100 digits of PI

$fn=128;
a=[0,3,1,4,1,5,9,2,6,5,3,5,8,9,7,9,3,2,3,8,4,6,2,6,4,3,3,8,3 ,2,7,9,5,0,2,8,8,4,1,9,7,1,6,9,3,9,9,3,7,5,1,0,5,
8,2,0,9,7,4,9,4,4,5,9,2,3,0,7,8,1,6,4,0,6,2,8,6,2,0,8,9,9,8, 6,2,8,0,3,4,8,2,5,3,4,2,1,1,7,0,6,7,9,0 ];

for (i=[1:50]){
translate([0,0,i])cylinder(r1=a[i*2-1]+1,r2=a[i*2]+1,h=1/2,c enter=true);
translate([0,0,i+.5])cylinder(r1=a[i*2]+1,r2=a[i*2+1]+1,h=1/ 2,center=true);
}

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Re: 3d Printed Soundwave (dynamic) [message #60408 is a reply to message #60407 ] Fri, 18 January 2013 21:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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and here's the STL generated from the above.

  • Attachment: PI.stl
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Re: 3d Printed Soundwave (dynamic) [message #60416 is a reply to message #60408 ] Fri, 18 January 2013 23:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You, sir... are awesome. Thanks for the assist! Now to figure out how to convert sound files into a numeric data string...

Edit* found one: http://sox.sourceforge.net/Main/HomePage

[Updated on: Fri, 18 January 2013 23:23 UTC]

Re: 3d Printed Soundwave (dynamic) [message #60456 is a reply to message #60416 ] Sun, 20 January 2013 22:53 UTC Go to previous message
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If you are a fan of MatLab the wavread function is quite good at producing numbers from a wav file.


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