Sorry, you had to be there (because I forgot to make a video).
A lot of airplanes come in low over the park where I walk my dog. I recorded a bunch of them and layered them together.
It’s not quite an instrument, but there’s a chance it’ll come in handy someday. It would’ve been much easier to buy one of these things. Thanks to Adam and Noah for helping me figure out the machine tools!
A glitchy MIDI thingy in a bottle. Source code on github: https://gist.github.com/moonmilk/d72f815c7c233b4783e7
the big M: marbles in a candy tin
It’s a tin can with a rubber membrane on top. When I stick it in cold or hot water, the air pressure changes, changing the tension of the membrane.
I’m strumming the drum with day 1’s toy: moonmilk.com/2016/02/01/instrument-a-day-1-joe-strummer/
A dog toy, a balloon, and two googly eyes.
A block of accordion reeds from a long-ago impulse purchase on ebay, and a vacuum cleaner.