Autodesk Research has developed one of the coolest 3D printing applications, which also has the potential to be the most annoying.
Using a simple interactive design interface software, you can now turn any 3D-printed figurine you can conjure up into a musical wind instrument.
The software, called Printone, takes the 3D model that will be transformed into an instrument and then automatically creates a hollow cavity inside of the figurine, enabling air to resonate and ultimately produce sound.
The mouthpiece can then be placed anywhere within the software, along with specifying and previewing the range of notes the 3D model will be able to play.
From here, a 3D printer can make the 3D figurine musical wind instrument come to life.