MechBass: The Robotic Bass Guitar Player

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Gadgets, Music, Technology

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The perfect bass player: stays in tune, always on time, doesn’t get drunk.

Using 3D printing technology and an incredible amount of creativity, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand student James McVay has brought us the bass player of the future. His robotic creation can shred tunes that no ten-digited human could ever dream of.

Music Top 11: Pajama Party Piano Jams

Written by Shelby Trueax on . Posted in Music, Social Media

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Whether you’re snuggled up with a mug of hot cider on a blizzarding evening, or dancing around the living room in your underwear, these tunes are some of the best late night listens of all time. And again, there’s a little something for everyone here featuring the most timeless, versatile instrument of all time: the piano. We’ll start off with a bang and then mellow out with some slowjams.

First 3D Printed Acoustic Guitar

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Gadgets, Music, Technology

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The possibilities for 3D printing are seemingly only inhibited by our imaginations. 3D printed instruments are a great example of that.

Though electric guitars have been printed within the last year, the world’s first 3D printed acoustic guitar was recently unveiled, providing an impressive solution to a daunting challenge.

With a sleek design, the 3D printed guitar was assembled from assorted custom printed parts. A company called 3D Systems printed intricate musical pieces out of a number of different materials including stainless steel, sterling sliver, and plastic.

Music Top 11: The Sampler (A Little Something for Everyone)

Written by Shelby Trueax on . Posted in Music, Social Media

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Hi I’m Shelby! I love music. Let me preface by saying that I am not a musician, expert, or professional of any kind; I’m just a college kid with a passion for good tunes and good times.

The “Top 11 Playlists” are a collection of some of my personal favorites, in no particular order, to correspond with the theme of the week. There will be an eclectic mix including everything from Miles Davis to Jay-Z. Hope you like! Throw me some comments if you have any feedback. Special thanks to Astounde for hosting.