As we wait for the highly anticipated arrival of Jurassic World to roll into theaters with its Chris Pratt raptor squad, the original blockbuster is finding new life thanks to a 3D printer. No one’s printing dinosaurs, but John Williams’ classic theme song from Jurassic Park received a new sound when one creator decided to use his 3D printer as the instrument.
“Inspired by the old printer that played the E1M1 music from my favorite video game Doom, I decided to see how difficult it would be to get my 3D printer to do the same thing with the theme from Jurassic Park,” Andrew Sink wrote in a blog post.
Sink said “it wasn’t easy,” but he was able to find a MIDI file of the song online and then turn it into g-code.
“It took a few hours of tweaking, and I had to examine the MIDI file in Garageband to see what channel the melody was on. I isolated it and used the X and Y axes of the printer to play it,” he explained.
The result is a short rendition that does an impressive job of capturing the familiar notes of the theme.
You can download the g-code used by Sink here.