Make: Live 3/9/11 – DIY Musical Instruments (video)


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

Subscribe to the MAKE Podcast in iTunes, download Make: Live episode 04 in its entirety (m4v), or watch clips on YouTube. Also check out the chat room transcript!

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
Watch at or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

10 thoughts on “Make: Live 3/9/11 – DIY Musical Instruments (video)

  1. Anonymous says:

    :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… :)

  2. Anonymous says:

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

  3. Ross Bochnek says:

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

  4. sprite super3 says:

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  5. Victor says:

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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