3d Printed Ocarina




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Simple tutorial for a 3d printed working 4 hole ocarina from Legend of Zelda

Step 1: Materials

1. 3d printer

2. Spackle

3. Blue spray paint

4. String

5. Gold acrylic and small brush

6. Super glue

7. Sandpaper

Step 2: Print!

Go find an open source Ocarina file from a website like Thingaverse.com, upload, and print

Step 3: Putting the Pieces Together

With the two halves, super glue them together and keep them aligned as best as possible.

You can either sand down the whole thing for a smoother look or go with the "design" the printer left upon it.

Use spackle to fill the seems in-between the two halves and sand.

Step 4: Paint!

Slide the string through two of the holes in the ocarina and hang it so you can spray paint every side without bad lines appearing.

Take the gold acrylic and paint on the triforce logo and let dry!

Step 5: DONE!

Now you just need to learn how to play the damn thing.

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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    For anyone not familiar with different ocarinas, this ocarina is based on the English pendant ocarina fingering, which allows you to play a full octave of notes with just 4 holes. It is what is sometimes called a cross-fingering technique, as opposed to linear fingering, which basically means there is no simple progression from one note to the next. You have to memorize the fingering for each note. That's the hardest part. Once you do that, it is one of the easiest types of ocarina to play (though not as versatile as a ten or twelve hole ocarina of course). For this reason the English pendant is sometimes characterized as 'hard to learn, easy to master.'

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    Reply 3 years ago

    i heard to noye depends on the size of hole and the volume of the chamber! i wonder if there is a comprehensive guide explain it? i wanna design one in cad from scratch... and print it out

    deus ex

    3 years ago on Introduction

    just a heads up you gotta be careful with the material you use for the printer some of the plastics are poisonous so do your research anyone who wants to build this

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    mchau2deus ex

    Reply 3 years ago

    oh, but as long as we dont play it everyday, its okay... more like a deco