I invented something! And you can, too!

About 6 years ago, I created a soprano recorder brace out of a plastic thumb rest, a wooden dowel, a screw, some glue, and some foam.  I use this brace today and I made one for my alto recorder, as well.  They are not fancy, but they work.

After dreaming about doing this for ages, I finally designed a brace that can be 3D printed!  

I used Tinkercad, a free, online platform for 3D design.  The program is easy to use; even without a background in engineering, I quickly learned how to create, resize, align, and group shapes.  Try it yourself!  

The engineering teacher at my school helped me print a few test pieces once my Tinkercad files were completed.  I designed one that is the same size as my original and a smaller one for elementary students.  Both of these designs are now available as open source files on Thingiverse.  Please share them with anyone who might benefit from them!

Open Source STL Files:

Recorder Arm Adult Size

Recorder Arm Child Size

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