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New 'printone' tool allows users to create 3-D printed wind instruments in any shape or form

A research team from Autodesk and Dartmouth College has developed a new interactive design tool called “Printone,” which provides users with the ability to create functional 3-D printed wind instruments in any shape or form using interactive sound simulation feedback. The team designed 16 free-form wind instruments to play different melodies, including: a star that can play “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” a bunny that can play “Little Peter Rabbit;” a snowman that can play “Jingle Bells;” and a dragon that can play “Puff the Magic Dragon.” The team’s research will be presented this week at the 9th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia.”

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