HowTo: 3D printing - Build a foot tambourine yourself

Actually not one of the typical posts for, but recently I was looking for a tambourine that I can operate myself while playing guitar.

Long story short: Everything I found, I found either too expensive or not suitable.

That's why: do it yourself 🙂

Instructions to make your own foot tambourine can be found in the following article.

Safety instructions

I know the following notes are always kind of annoying and seem unnecessary. Unfortunately, many people who knew "better" have lost eyes, fingers or other things due to carelessness or injured themselves. Data loss is almost negligible in comparison, but even these can be really annoying. Therefore, please take five minutes to read the safety instructions. Because even the coolest project is not worth injury or other trouble.

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Required material:

Required tool:

Collect required parts

In the following picture you can see the necessary parts to build your own foot tambourine.

Print the 3D parts you need

You can download the required STL files here:

Attach retaining strap

With the help of the retaining strap you can attach the foot tambourine to your foot. Therefore, you should choose the length in advance to fit your foot 🙂 .

To secure the retaining strap in the holder, you can insert it into the slot of the holder and secure it in the slot with a bit of hot glue.

The retaining strap is then finally clamped by placing it around the holder once again and then screwing it to the housing as shown. The retaining strap is also clamped in this process.

Another view of the jammed retaining strap.

Another view of the jammed retaining strap.

Repeat this for the other side and the ribbon is ready.

Another view of the jammed retaining strap.

Prepare crown corks

I used old bottle caps from a beverage bottle as a “sound body” in my setup. Of course, these don't sound as great as specially made clan bodies. But I'm quite happy with it. 🙂

You will need eight grain corks, into which you then fill with...

...drill holes in the center with a 3mm drill bit.

Attach crown cork

Now you can mount the prepared crown corks in the 3D printed support using the M3x50 screws.

To do this, insert the screw - as shown - through the support and the crown corks and screw on the opposite side.

Other view.

Other view.

Have fun with the project

I hope everything worked as described for you. If not or you have questions or suggestions please let me know in the comments. I will then add this to the article if necessary.
Ideas for new projects are always welcome. 🙂

PS Many of these projects - especially the hardware projects - cost a lot of time and money. Of course I do this because I enjoy it, but if you think it's cool that I share the information with you, I would be happy about a small donation to the coffee fund. 🙂

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