You Can Now Buy An Alien-Looking 3D-Printed Violin

A 3D-printed replica is nothing more than a plastic trinket if it doesn’t function as well as the original. But as revealed last year, a company called 3Dvarius has created the world’s first 3D-printed playable electric violin that sounds just as good as its wooden equivalent—and now you can finally buy one.

Its creator, Laurent Bernadac, and the rest of the team at 3Dvarius, have turned to Kickstarter with a $56,000+ crowdfunding campaign to help put the 3D-printed instrument into the hands of musicians around the world.

There’s a long list of rewards for anyone who chooses to back this project, but if you scroll down far enough, you’ll eventually come to the pledge levels that will get you an actual 3Dvarius later this year—for just over $7,000. That’s certainly on the pricier side of violins, even for electric models, but none look like an instrument from the future.

The 3Dvarius’ shape and design is also based on the revered Stradivarius, which can fetch millions of dollars at auction. So in a way, dropping over seven grand on a replica could be seen as a bargain if you’re having a hard time justifying the cost. Just don’t expect the Antiques Roadshow to get excited when you bring it in for an appraisal.

Source: You Can Now Buy An Alien-Looking 3D-Printed Violin

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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