Over Coffee® is headed to Las Vegas for CES 2018! Don’t miss our coverage, starting January 9th. Meanwhile, here is one of our most popular podcast episodes, recorded at CES 2017’s Eureka Park® .
“This violin is for me. So I love it!” says professional violinist, mechanical engineer and 3DVarius creator Laurent Bernadac.
So do a lot of his fellow musicians, as they play his creation: the world’s first concert-quality 3D printed electric violin!
We met and talked with Laurent during CES® 2017. At the time, he was exhibiting–and allowing musicians to play–his 3DVarius at CES’ Eureka Park area. And he had just made his first U.S. sale of the 3DVarius. (His company is based in France.)
With the arrival of 2018, Laurent is again preparing to bring 3DVarius to the U.S. He ‘s headed back to the NAMM Show in Anaheim in late January, with both his 4- and 5-string 3DVarius violins, AND two new models, according to his Facebook page.
As we explored Eureka Park® and CES® 2017, Laurent took the time to talk with us and share the story of creating the 3DVarius.
In this edition of Over Coffee® you’ll hear:
How Laurent came to choose 3D printing for his new violin;
Some of the challenges involved in creating it;
Laurent’s experiences testing and showcasing his new instrument;
His advice to fellow makers and innovators;
Where to see and hear the “3DVarius” and meet Laurent!
(Want to hear something fun? Here’s the link to Laurent’s YouTube channel, and his family “3DXmas” greeting!)