Reading the Facebook once I run into a funny contest. It was a “whistle contest”.
Contestants are trying to create a whistle , loudest as possible . Most of them are using 3d printing for their models.
It’s logical, because it’s hard or impossible to do their fancy models in other ways.
The topic was kind of interesting for me. I read it, and I found that many of participants use physics and math in the way which hard to understand for me. They are struggling hard for each 0.01DB.
Immediately I wanted to try one of the whistle. I found the last year contest winner, and download his model.
In case if you are interested already there is the link to the model: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1179160
The next challenge for me was finding a 3d printer around. Never before I used a 3d-printer.
In fact it was the easiest part, google easily found me a 3d-printer owner who lives in the same neighborhood .
I called him, and he agreed to print those whistles.
I got three of them on the next day.
They are able to produce a very loud sound indeed, but honestly I expected even more from them. I am slightly disappointed by this fact.
But the another thing which I’ve got was better: the acquaintance.
The guy who I found is an interesting one, I am very glad to meet him.
He is the one who dive deep in the topic of 3d printing. He is building them, selling them, he wrote a book about 3d printing, and he is a big enthusiast and coach.
Because of those whistles I got a fascinating lecture about 3d printers and trends for free.
Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to take photos during that demonstration, but I got an agreement to fix it later.
It’s a quite interesting topic as it seems for me now, and I am pretty sure I am going to get one printer soon.