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One-string, one-HDD musical instrument

The Multichord musical instrument is an acoustic stringed instrument with a single string, constructed from wood, a hard drive, 20-lb monofilament, and assorted electronic components. It was the culmination of a project to build an acoustic instrument capable of playing multiple notes without fretting or manual, time-consuming retuning. The Multichord... Read more »

Apartment-sized vertical herb garden

Xavier Calluaud‘s “Urb Garden — A vertical food garden for the urban gardener” complete with a composting ‘worm farm’ and internal watering system. [via Inhabitat] More: Flashback: Solar Herb Dryer Set up a hydroponic herb garden How-To: Make an Herb Garden from Recycled Plastic Bottles Read more »

Flat-pack bike & scooter

While the functionality may be suspect, these flat-pack wheels have awesome maker flair. Designer Nicolas Belly of Bordeaux, France won 2nd place in the L’Argus Design Contest which had the theme of “Less is More: Traveling in the Era of Simplicity.” [via the Ponoko Blog] More: Wooden bike Wood Motorcycle... Read more »