Maker Camp Bangs a Drum Today

Craft & Design Music
Maker Camp Bangs a Drum Today
Taiko drumming.

Maker Camp will make some noise today as we meet the taiko drummers of Wadaiko Newark  who will show us how to make a taiko drum using a classic oak barrel design, construction-site salvaged PVC, or a water barrel.

We’ll be joined by Sue Eustice, founding Member of Wadaiko Newark. Wadaiko Newark is a Taiko group formed in cooperation with the Newark Unified School District and serving the people in Alameda County in California.

Sound o’ Light speakers.

Today’s project is all about making music, too: the sound-o-light speakers. It’s a simple PVC pipe speaker system with surprisingly good sound.

Hear, and see, it all right here at 11am PST on Google+.


Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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