As part of a grant project, Jay—a doctoral candidate in Music at Brown University—used 3-D printing to create replicas of ancient wind instruments. Like all good innovators, he was motivated to solve a problem. “These instruments were created to make sound,” he says. “But many of them are in museums behind glass.”
Adapting existing 3-D printing software, Jay was able to create pieces in biocompatible nontoxic resin, enabling musicians, scholars, and students “to see, feel, play and hear what these instruments from thousands of years ago actually sounded like.”
Congratulations, Jay. That’s the Innovation Mindset in action! Have you got a similar mindset? Are you doing something innovative in your life—with your work? We’d like to hear from you—and we’d love it if you would include a photo of yourself with the book.