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Photo of the Week by Brian Chan ’02, SM ’04, PhD ’09

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The shamisen, a fretless banjo of Japan, traditionally breaks down and can be stored inside a small suitcase. My version can be stored in its own soundbox.—Made from CNC-cut lacewood and 3D printed metal fittings (© Brian Chan).

Brian Chan is an artist, craftsman, and an engineer at Formlabs in Cambridge, MA. See more of his work on his website. View other alumni photos of the week.

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