Your 3D printed mixtape is bad and you should feel bad
I love 3D printing technology. It’s going to completely change how products and personal services are rendered and bring up closer to a better world. Unfortunately, it also means hipsters will get at it and make stupid crap like this.
I get mixtape nostalgia, in the sense that we all miss stuff from when we were kids. It’s just that I don’t think nostaglia merits creating something that’s worse than useless.
Essentially, it’s a “mixtape” in the sense that it’s a series of songs encased in a nostalgic plastic shell. You have 2GB of storage that you can drag and drop information onto, and the controls and headphone jack are placed at the bottom of the “cassette.” Here’s the standard cutesy YouTube video:
So basically, it’s a crappy MP3 player in a cheap plastic case. You did make it yourself, I guess, if you own a 3D printer. But this thing costs $40 for a make-it-yourself kit. That’s not only against the spirit of mixtapes, which were dirt cheap, but frankly a lot to ask for something you can buy in any convenience store.