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Even Music Isn’t Beyond the Power of 3D Printing

Spiffy!
Spiffy. (Photo: screencap)

Spiffy. (Photo: screencap)

This made the rounds back in August on design blogs, but it seems us techies missed it: Realität, a Mexico City-based design firm, has devised a way to translate music into a snazzy physical form. They’ve mapped the soundwaves and printed the models using a Makerbot. 

The site dedicated to the project explains that these “microsonic landscapes” are:

An alogorithmic exploration of the music we love. Each album’s soundwave proposes a new spatial and unique journey by transforming sounding into matter/space: the hidden into something visible.

It all sounds very mystical and trippy, even though they come out looking a little spiky and ominous. Do “Night on Bald Mountain” next!

(h/t Make)

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