Love the sound of vinyl records,
and want to make your own?
Introducing, the Homegroove DIY Record Cutter! We’ll show you how to solder, 3D print, and assemble your way to greatness. With a standard 6” x 6” x 6” household 3D printer and handful of parts, you can record your own music onto vinyl, or just make mixtapes for your friends!
Below you will find a list of parts and their respective store links. The entire project will run you roughly $500 not inluding your record player for the build.
If you want to make a record cutter of your very own, there’s a few tools you’ll need to use (or have access to). A local hackerspace or TechShop will have everything you need if you’re missing a tool.
- 3D Printer
- Soldering Iron / Solder
- Drill bit set
You’ll need to be proficient in a few skills in order to successfully build the Homegroove Record Cutter.
Being able to solder through-hole electronics is an important part of getting the lathe operational.
If you’re having trouble soldering the components together, you can watch a tutorial to brush up on your skills.
Nowadays, many 3D printers are plug and play; you just upload your file and hit “Print.” But knowing how to edit slicing settings and prepare your print bed can be useful for getting high quality parts.
Understanding how to read a schematic will be crucial in assembling the control board.