Making Your Own 3D Printed Fisher-Price Records


Mon, Sep 10th, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you're old enough, you may be familiar with the Fisher-Price Record Players, a device which "used plastic discs to play music-box-sounding analog music." Well, lo and behold, modern meets old, some people have been making their own discs, some which play Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and the "Star Wars" theme, just to name a few.

Many of us born in the '70s grew up with these Fisher-Price Record Players, which used plastic discs to play music-box-sounding analog music. I was surprised to see they had recently been re-released -- and disappointed to learn the new ones aren't the same as the old, but instead play the music electronically.

Earlier this year a UK-based tinkerer named Fred Murphy got his hands on some of the original units -- you'll see them pop up on eBay now and then -- and decided to make his own records. Using a CNC mill and sheets of acrylic, Murphy successfully produced workable discs.



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