A few months ago we showed you Instructables Tech Editor Amanda Ghassaei's 3D-printed records. Ghassaei is at again, but this time she's favoring wood to 3D-printed plastic. Ghassaei has created records by laser-cutting pieces of maple wood. These wooden records sure look beautiful, but how do they sound?
The dawn of 3D printing was pretty good at making basic forms, and as the technology develops, the intricacies of the designs that can be 3D printed are fast improving, but not everything is ready to be 3D printed. Case in point, Instructables assistant tech editor Amanda Ghassaei has 3D printed some "vinyl" versions of her favorite songs. They work, but the sound quality is lacking. Not that Kurt Cobain's vocal track on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was ever that clear to begin with.