3D print your own custom music records

Fred Murphy's Fisher-Price Record Editor

Ta-Duh! Here’s Fred’s Fisher-Price Record Editor. Want more than Stairway to Heaven or the Star Wars theme song? Then create your own record that will play whatever your want on your player.

Last month we wrote about maker Scott Elliott, who printed a music record on his Solidoodle SD300 printer. Don’t get too excited, though, as this was a record for a children’s Fisher-Price record player, not a normal player. A toy. It was a valiant effort, but as Scott said, the “3D printed record doesn’t play too well.”

Now Thingiverse maker Fred Murphy has built upon this idea by designing a two-sided record for the Fisher-Price player, one side with Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, and the other side with the Star Wars theme. They actually play pretty well, maybe even good enough for a music industry copyright lawyer to get all fired up about.

But wait, there’s more! This is only were the fun starts! If you’ve got a 3D printer, or access to one, with some free software you can create your own record for the toy player with any song segment you want. All you need is Fred’s Fisher-Price Record Editor, found on Instructables. So get to it and send us your tunes.

h/t: Shapeways