Compared to engineering, art and music are on the opposite side of the spectrum. This is part of the reason why they are can be so interesting together. So when I heard about the Hovalin my interest as immediately spiked. This is a 3D printed violin. A 3D PRINTED VIOLIN! I haven't played and instrument (trumpet) since 5th grade and I think this is cool. While there is no chance i could play this, it was not created in vain.
I feel that my students need to open their minds - very deep, I know. So many of them just don't have experiences to pull from. This makes designing something unique or solving a problem even more challenging. So, I felt that I needed to show them that the 3D printer can do things that they never thought it could. It can do big things (breaking a full size part into multiple parts), It can make functioning things (not just light switches and small things), and it can make music.
But not this kind :
Here are some picture of the process and final product.