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Ranjit Bhatnagar is getting some really neat watery sounds from this tiny kalimba made from a tube clamp and some guitar wire clippings. Great for audio FX, just stick a contact mic on things and check out the sounds you get!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).