Yesterday’s silent windchimes, hooked up to a computer via usb midi. The chimes are made of conductive fabric, suspended by conductive thread from a microcontroller which sends midi notes whenever two chimes touch.
Category Archives: instrument-a-day 2013
instrument-a-day 26: (nearly) silent windchimes
Silent fabric windchimes won’t bother the neighbors.
instrument-a-day 25: whirlarang
A DC motor makes the string whirl around. A second DC motor acts as a hub, and is connected directly to an amplifier.
instrument-a-day 24: stroh clamp
No more mic and amp – the Stroh clamp is all acoustic! Still sounds like screaming goats, though.
The acoustic amplifier is made from a round mint tin, an old bike horn, and a laser-cut bridge borrowed from the 8-bit violin.
The electric clamp was Day 19.
instrument-a-day 21-23: catch-up whistlefest
21: Vi Hart’s paper recorder: vihart.com/paperinstruments
22: Milled a fipple and plug for Day 5’s General Purpose Shiny Thing to make it into a whistle.
23: Grabbed a chunk of aluminum pipe and milled a big whistle.
instrument-a-day 20: the gate
instrument-a-day 19: the clamp
A bar clamp with fishing line stretched over it. Amplified with a contact mic.
instrument-a-day 18: teensy drone
I took the teensy screamer (day 12) and hooked it up to a computer to get a slightly less horrible sound.
instrument-a-day 17: prospect park west
Ambient sound of the street through the intercom.
instrument-a-day 16: softone workshop
I taught a workshop at NYC Resistor with floppy fabric toy synthesizers. (Previous video: www.flickr.com/photos/ranjit/8370894693/)