#Sciencedeskdigs: 3D Printed Microphone Component

off-white plastic object shaped like a fish bowl with the words 3D printed microphone component on it

NPS Photo/M.Reed

Chris Garsha, Bioacoustic Engineer, CSU/ NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division

What is on your desk?

This is a 3D printed component for a new microphone under development. If successful, it could detect small biological sounds like rodent steps and improve our ability to measure ambient noise levels. Most microphones right now don't come close to the sensitivity of the human ear. The shapes in this device will help improve this disparity and push the abilities of what we can capture for acoustic research.

How would you describe your workspace in one word?

Productive. It's not always the most organized or cleanest but something is always happening.

Last updated: March 8, 2018