musical instruments

Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

In this conversation with Helen Leigh, we talk about technology from reel-to-reel tape recorders to synthesizers and to making electronic music with Makey-Makey and the Bela board. Helen is an advocate for people learning how to make their own instruments, to experiment with music and be makers of your own kind of music.

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You Don’t Know Terror Until You’ve Experienced the Furby Organ

You Don’t Know Terror Until You’ve Experienced the Furby Organ

A mad musical inventor turns 45 Furbies into an adorably animated weapon of sheer sonic horror.

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Quick Tip: Make a Guitar Practice Amp for Under

Quick Tip: Make a Guitar Practice Amp for Under $35

Turn a guitar headphone amp and a vibration speaker into a decent practice amp.

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Impressive Archive of Free DIY Musical Instrument Plans

Impressive Archive of Free DIY Musical Instrument Plans

Find a homemade instrument project and get building with the revamped plans archive at Cigar Box Nation.

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The Hovalin Is a 3D Printed Violin That Blends STEM and Music Education

The Hovalin Is a 3D Printed Violin That Blends STEM and Music Education

Matt and Kaitlyn Hova went down the 3D printing rabbit hole and came out with a 3D printed violin (aka the Hovalin).

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Building a Bass Guitar from a Hollow Core Door

Building a Bass Guitar from a Hollow Core Door

“Upcyclist” Tim Sway experiments with building a bass guitar from a cast-off door.

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What I Learned Building a Mechanized Spinning Musical Instrument

What I Learned Building a Mechanized Spinning Musical Instrument

The hexachord is a mechanized, spinning musical instrument that creates the music of a small string ensemble.

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