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3D Printed Records Bring New Tunes to Iconic Fisher-Price Toy Player

Have an old toy Fisher-Price record player your kids aren’t exactly enamored with? Now, thanks to the miracle of 3D printing, you can create new records for it.

Courtesy of Fred Murphy, this Instructables tutorial will guide you through the process of taking music and encoding it in a 3D printer file that will yield a tiny plastic record the Fisher-Prince record player can play. Check out the video above to see the finished product or hit up the link below to read the full tutorial.

3D Printing for the Fisher-Price Record Player [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/12/12

Comments (5)

  1. r

    that’s cool,…you can rock your little one to sleep with “Stairway To Heaven”.
    YTube link. ~~~~>

  2. JP

    This guy did not create a 3D printed record, but it was CNC milled. Still pretty cool, though! There are other people that have created a 3D printed record.

  3. fjklds

    This is cool, but it was milled, not printed.

  4. Boing

    No, it’s printed. He says that his first ones were milled but he decided to do a 3D printed version as not many people had access to a CNC machine.

  5. Dark Reality

    Because many people have access to a 3D printer? I wouldn’t even know how to go about getting something “3D printed”. Maybe we should have a guide on that?

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