3D-print a full-size electric violin, then plug in and play.


The F-F-Fiddle (pronounced EFF-EFF-Fiddle) is a full-size electric violin, designed in Autodesk’s Fusion 360, that can be made on a desktop 3D printer — the fused-filament fabrication (FFF) type. All parts can be printed without support material, and the finished fiddle is fully functional and fun to play!

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The current fiddle is the seventh physical prototype and the eighth revision of the design. Each prototype was played and improved for playability. I’m still iterating, and each F-F-Fiddle is a little nicer to play. It sounds good, and I’m ready for others to try it!

Here you’ll find the most up-to-date assembly instructions. Check openfabpdx.com/fffiddle for project updates and to order a kit. If you order a kit, just mention that you saw the project on MAKE for 10% off! In preparation for your build, join the F-F-Fiddle Builder’s Google Group to offer your feedback and get assistance from other builders. Happy F-F-Fiddling!