Something yet more inventive
continuing thanks for all of your support, as we prepare for the first actual studio recording sessions, for the long awaited "Dreaming Pipes" album!
In the meantime, I've... Read more
Merry Christmas, and thank you all :)
This will quite probably be the last general update I send to you all as a result of "Dreaming Pipes". I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you all... Read more
Highland Pipes drone set sent out!
I'm pleased to report that the Highland pipe drone set STLs have now been sent out, and should be in your inbox shortly!
There's a ReadMe file, that tells you... Read more
The Carol of the Bagpipers!
Well, it's December and I'm pleased to report that the Dreaming Pipes "Big Print" has been a big success!
20 "Lindsay System" chanters are now ready to have reeds matched,... Read more
Beta Chanter Sound Samples
I haven't posted a Kickstarter update in a while, so you may be wondering what's happening.
I'm pleased to report that the Beta Chanters are on schedule, despite some more... Read more
3DSmallpipes - Tenor Drone files and video released!
The STL files and instructional video for the first in the series of parts and build videos for the 3DSmallpipes set has been released to backers. The Tenor Drone is... Read more
The Smallpipes STLs
Those who signed up for the Smallpipes STLs should have received a message from me by now - if not, check your junk mail folder.
The files are pictured above... Read more
Beta Testers and chanter folks please read - Your chanters are printing from Saturday ; check your details!
Ok, so here we go at last!
This weekend is the deadline for the printers to begin rolling out the Beta Chanters. Prints will begin to take place daily from... Read more
Smallpipes i/d's and the issue of circle calibration in 3D printing
I'm delighted to report that the hot end resistor issue with the Orion is sorted. Back to beautiful, clean prints again, however just in time for the cold weather to... Read more
#3DChanter is released! Check your inbox for the files.
That's the files for the 3D printable practice chanter released to everyone who signed up for them.
If you haven't received the files for #3DChanter, please contact me as soon... Read more
Last update about Qwistles - they're on their way to you now!
This is the last project update about the Qwistles. From here on in, Dreaming Pipes is all about the pipes!
Attached are photos of the final four "hard copy" Qwistles,... Read more
New Project Schedule
Ok, first things first - here's a new schedule
Qwistle file set - about 130 copies delivered (send me print pics @donaldlindsay!) ; complete
Hard copies of Qwistle - about... Read more
Daily Update 'blog' begins today
Ok, today I'm starting a 'blog' of Dreaming Pipes progress, which will just take the form of daily updates on here and also on Twitter, which I'll keep running until... Read more
More cool #Qwistle photos!
Follow @donaldlindsay if you'd like to see print photos, and hear print videos, as they come in! Just up - Qwistles in yellow, purple and red by @owens_bill
Got the printer parts!
Well, I'm back from my holidays, and I've got what I need to fix the printer and get this project moving! Here goes!
A first professional outing for the Qwistle took place last night. https://twitter.com/donaldlindsay/status/485712398977097728
Important - using print bureaus
This is an important note for those of you intending to print a Qwistle using a print bureau.
You don't need to send them the "with support" files, just the... Read more
"Dreaming Pipes" in "Celtic Life"
I believe there's something about "Dreaming Pipes" in the recently published summer edition of "Celtic Life". Let me know if you've read it, as I don't think "Celtic Life" is... Read more
Here's a photo of three more Qwistles! The pink one is for my three-year-old daughter!
It may be early days for this yet, but if you've got print photos,... Read more
Qwistle video posted
That's the first video guide posted. It's titled "Qwistle 01 - Introduction, Printing and Assembly", and it's intended to help you get to the point where you have... Read more
Timetable Setback to Printed Whistles and Chanters
I'm sad to say that the printed whistles, due with you just now, and the printed chanters, due out this month, will be delayed.
Unfortunately, my Orion Delta printer has... Read more
Whistle STL kits sent out! Watch your inbox (and check your 'junk'!)
I just emailed a copy of the files for the "Qwistle" 3D printable whistle files out to all backers.
Keep an eye out for it - I did it as... Read more
Last week of the project - welcome the pipers!
That's the project into its final week on Kickstarter now, and there's just a little over £700 needed to make it happen!
Pipers have started to sign up in some... Read more
Free printable STL 'Mini High G Chanter' now posted on Thingiverse
Happy Easter (again!)
As we approach the final week of the project, I've now posted the promised free STL on to Thingiverse!
It's a baby Smallpipes chanter, fully functional (although... Read more
20 Beta Tester Pipers needed for "Dreaming Pipes" to make it!
I've just posted a new, stripped-down project video. This provides a close-up explanation of the extended range chanter, aimed primarily at pipers. I describe the fingering used, and... Read more
Dreaming Pipes is over half-way there, time for a change of video!
Dreaming Pipes has passed the halfway point!
More than 20 days out of 40 have passed, and we've gathered just over half the total project goal! Thanks to all of... Read more
Here come the pipes! (First print picture from reward STLs)
Above is a picture of a drone from the 17th Century Smallpipes STL set! For pipers, this set is based on the "Montgomery Smallpipe" plans provided by well known Peebles... Read more
"Dreaming Pipes" in Scotland on Sunday!
If you're in Scotland, and you haven't already, go and grab a copy of today's Scotland on Sunday.
On page 14, you'll find an article entitled "Piper seeks notes to... Read more
Might be something about this project in the paper tomorrow!
It's been a hectic week, to say the least, but exciting things are afoot!
Watch the papers tomorrow, if you live in Scotland!
Word's getting around!
Thank you all those who have backed the project this evening, and a special thank you to Matt Stultz for all your help with getting the word out about this!... Read more
New Video & photos on the way - Monday
A new, slightly slicker, project video is to be filmed shortly. I'm hoping to film at nearby Crookston Castle, in a tower room there if the Scottish Weather keeps up,... Read more
Our printers, '3Dprint UK", have posted an article about the 3D printed pipes.
You can view it at :