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Laser Cutting Records

Exploring how to make a record in your average makerspace.

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Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to make records of your own composition with your standard makerspace tools? I thought so!

I love both the audio qualities of listening to vinyl and the physical aspects of fiddling with records. I have recently been diving deeper into music creation, and when mixed with my enjoyment of creating tech-art installations I schemed up a few projects that could use a variety of short-run records with less than perfect reproduction quality. Let's see if we can make it happen in-house (uh, makerspace at least).

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3mrrrx wrote 10/09/2018 at 01:19 point

Second hand Records 

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Mike Szczys wrote 09/05/2018 at 15:33 point

I've seen laser cut records before but not with vinyl:

https://hackaday.com/2015/08/07/laser-cut-your-own-vinyl-records/

Will the heat become problem by melting the fidelity out of the track? Or is this a matter of dialing in the speed and intensity so you get just enough to make the cut and not heat things up too much?

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AVR wrote 09/05/2018 at 14:10 point

interested to see where this leads!

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