musical instruments

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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How To Make a Guitar from a Shovel

How To Make a Guitar from a Shovel

Bob from I Like to Make Stuff shows you how to make a one-string electric guitar from a shovel

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Amazing Laptop Steel Guitar Made from Skateboard Deck

Amazing Laptop Steel Guitar Made from Skateboard Deck

A NY design and architecture duo turn a wooden skateboard deck into a laptop steel guitar

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The Wonderful Whimsical Instruments of Maywa Denki

The Wonderful Whimsical Instruments of Maywa Denki

Maywa Denki is a true delight: a unique group seemingly not of this world and who cannot be easily described. You can call them a “Nonsense Factory“—we have, and they do. If I were to conjure up an algorithm to approximate their well-played silliness, just roll together Devo, Talking Heads, OK Go, Blue Man Group, and throw in a dash of LEGO […]

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Maker Camp, Week 2: Make Your Own Instruments

Maker Camp, Week 2: Make Your Own Instruments

The fantastic projects you made for Maker Camp’s Fantasy week were out-of-this-world! Now it’s time to blow the roof off the cabin. Let’s make some noise! Gotta move on through Funkytown, where we make our own unique instruments and then jam, bam, and slam our way to the Battle of the Bands at the end […]

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Kid Crafts: Tin Toy Drums

Kid Crafts: Tin Toy Drums

As they’re exploring the world, kids, as a rule, take great joy in discovering all of the things that make NOISE. So, why not turn that natural curiosity into a fun, creative afternoon filled with DIY drums?

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