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Make: Live guest Ranjit Bhatnagar writes: “These guys at the Thingamajigs DIY Instruments Tailgate Party really know how to operate a pointy rectangular fiddle!” More: Make: Live 3/9/11 – DIY Instruments Read more »

Ranjit Bhatnagar built this playable 8 bit violin as part of his Instrument-A-Day project this month. I was hoping it would only play square waves at discrete frequencies, however it actually sounds really pretty when played as a normal violin. More: Make: Online » Repair an Old Piano by Making... Read more »

Prolific sound hacker Ranjit Bhatnagar designed these replacement hammers for a discarded piano that made it’s way up to NYC Resistor. Pianos have always seemed like mystical creations to me, so I really appreciated the demonstration that you can just make new parts for them! The design template and instructions... Read more »

Ranjit Bhatnagar whipped up this laser cut ocarina, and provides the plans so you can make your own. Not sure how to get started? Ranjit’s running a laser whistle workshop Saturday 2/12/11 at NYC Resistor in Brooklyn. Read more »

Ranjit Bhatnagar writes: For all four years of the instrument-a-day project, my noisy refrigerator has plagued me: I have to unplug it whenever I record a new instrument at home. Well, today I exploited it. Materials: refrigerator noise, filtered by resonant tin cans. Read more »

Ranjit Bhatnagar’s at it again with another great electronic instrument, the ebasson! Read more »

Ranjit Bhatnagar made these City Bird bird call sculptures by reverse-engineering some old children's toys and producing new records for them on a laser cutter. Read more »


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