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K.L.I.K. wind instrument keys
Capacitive key designs for MIDI wind instrumentsMaker/DIY
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These models are part of the "KontinuumLAB Instrument Kit" project.
These keys consist of 2 pieces each, and assemble (with a bit of copper tape, and electrical tape) into capacitive sensors for my K.L.I.K. wind instruments. There are several variations of the basic key concept: There are 3 different sizes, as well as a slanted version of all of them for an angular key. There is also a version with a curved bottom, to go onto tube shaped instruments. I've been working on MIDI wind instrument keys for years, and these work really well and look great too!
For full description / explanation, go to the KontinuumLAB YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvGhrAVvAKpWMsooCTBWZQ. This is the video about the KLIKsophone wind instrument specifically:
All of the KLIK instruments are meant to be built using the KontinuumLAB Instrument Kit electronics. The use of 3d printed parts is optional, all instruments can be hand-made as well. I will be selling the "K.L.I.K." kit, as well as instruments based on it, in the webshop at: www.kontinuumlab.com
The 3d-printable parts include: mouth pieces, breath sensors, self-flexing melodica keys, wind instrument keys, structural pieces, end pieces for making boxes, membrane instrument "drums", string instrument fret-board sensor bases and even a fully 3d-printed MIDI ocarina.
The KontinuumLAB Instrument Kit is still under development, more detailed descriptions, as well as updates and more designs will be published right here.
Materials and methods
I print all of these in PLA using my Ender 3, FDM machine.
Layer height 0.2 or 0.28 mm
Support is needed for some pieces, some need to be rotated before printing
Most pieces are meant to be combined with other materials to make the finished instrument. My versions of the KLIK instruments use mainly corrugated cardboard or polypropylene.
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