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This insane sci-fi violin looks like an alien creature from the future

This insane sci-fi violin looks like an alien creature from the future

Have you heard about 3-D printing by now? Think of how your regular desk top printer can crank out photos and diagrams on paper, then just imagine those same images as actual three-dimensional objects you can hold and use. That, in a nut shell is 3-D printing.

I have to admit that 3-D printing is pretty darn amazing! These days all kinds of people are creating unbelivable things with the technology. There's been plenty of ways that 3-D printing has revolutionized the world, especially in the health industry. Click here to see what advances have been made in the medical field with 3-D technology. 

So far, 3-D printing has been used to improve upon existing technology, like construction methods, toys and prosthetics, but now the technology has entered a whole new realm of possibilities. Case in point: this weird-looking, fully playable violin that looks like nothing I've ever seen before. And it's not just for looks, this sci-fi violin can actually be played to create beautiful music, in the right talented hands, of course.

It's called the 2-string Piezoelectric Violin, and it's part of an exhibition at the 3-D Design Show in New York, April 16 and 17. This two-stringed violin will be joined by four other instruments: a cello, a monobarasitar, a small didgeridoo, and a hornucopia (or a large didgeridoo). Three performers will play all five instruments live throughout the show.

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What do you think? Would you be able to play an instrument like that? Let me know what you have to add to the conversation below!

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