Make: Live ep04 is all about DIY Musical Instruments! Thanks to our fill-in cohost Collin Cunningham and guests Ranjit Bhatnagar and Pete Edwards.

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Ranjit Bhatnagar – Instrument-A-Day
Ranjit Bhatnagar devotes the month of February to creating a musical instrument every day, documented on his blog. He joins us in-studio with samples from this year’s instrument-a-day series including a laser-cut violin and corn cob sequencer music. Special thanks to guest violinist (and CRAFT contributor) Alaina Zulli for her pixel-perfect performance.

Pete Edwards – Circuit bending & synths
MAKE contributer Pete Edwards (of Casper Electronics) joins us via video chat to talk circuit bending and shows us his den of electronic creations in Troy, NY. Barbie karaoke machines, a glitched-out NES, and a demo of a simple technique to turn cheap toys into circuit-bent gold.

Show notes:

Next show:
Make: Live 05 – Mechanical Creations from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
Wednesday March 23rd, 9pm ET/6pm PT
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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( 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”).

  • Anonymous

    :O Nice giveaway… too bad I have something every Wed. when make live airs… Anyway I dont have vol. 17 so I wouldnt have known what a beatbearing sequencer is… :)

  • Anonymous

    I think the sound might be *slightly* our of sync. May just be me though!

  • Ross Bochnek

    “To play us out”… what does that mean- to end the show?

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