Did you ever think that wood could sing to you? Engineer Amanda Ghassaei has come up with a way for wood to do just that with paper, acrylic, and wood. Although DJs will not be picking up crates of wood records quite yet, it's fun to see another material be able to transfer sound. Check out some of these interesting photos on the process.
The grooves on a wooden record are twice as wide compared to a normal vinyl record. This means unfortunately, that a wooden record can only hold three minutes of a song and it tends to be distorted.
Anyone can make a wooden record, if they chose to download Ghassaei's code and run their wood under a CNC razor blade paper cutter or a laser cutter if available. The process is still unperfected, with certain songs sounding better on the wood material than others, as well as the quality not reaching vinyl standards. Ghassaei says she hopes people will take the next step and take what she's done and turn it into something she hasn't thought of yet.
The above photo is what a waveform looks like. And now you can finally hear how wood can sing to you:
And see how it's made:
Then make it yourself by following the instructions on her site.