Records from laser cut wood

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We’ve seen previously how to 3D-print records, but this time the technique is using another tool commonly found in hackerspaces, a laser cutter.

Amanda Ghassaei tried it by engraving Radiohead’s Idiotheque into a disc of wood, and also provided the tools to transform MP3 files into PDF to engrave your own tunes.

It would be interesting to investigate several other materials to achieve a quality of sound close to a vinyl record. Anyway, the achievement is awesome !

Source: Adafruit.

Setting up for #NAMM

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We are in Anaheim, for the NAMM Show 2013 !

The two days before public opening, we installed the Eiosis booth, prepared the demo sessions and fixed a few last-minute bugs on AirEQ, our lead product, to make it behave correctly, as it will be tortured by visitors coming to try it live on the two iMacs we have on the booth.

I spotted some cool spots, but since everyone (including us) is getting their booth ready, it’s more like piles of junk everywhere, but I can’t wait to see it all prep’d up :)

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Check out the photos on Flickr, and stay tuned for more sneaking 😉

3D printing records

This Instructables shows how to 3D print a record. The quality does not match a commercial vinyl disc, but the precision is high enough for the song to be recognised. We already knew how to pirate a vinyl record to make a copy, but you need an original, whereas the printing technique does not.

If you’re interested in knowing how vinyl records were (and still are) made, check out this video.

Source: Adafruit.