Recycled Recorder

I was asked if I could create a recorder instrument out of recycled straws for an advertisement campaign. In Norway, McDonalds changed from plastic straws to paper straws and to mark that, they wanted to do something with the remaining plastic straws they had in stock. The idea would be to turn the straws into a flute/recorder instrument and the whole process would be documented and turned it into a video.

The project consisted of lots of prototyping, 3D-modeling, machining of aluminium molds and melting lots of straws. A big thank you to the Precious Plastic team for the open source knowledge they’ve been sharing, which helped to realize this project.

The final video of the project can be seen here: