Instruments are fun!
Homemade ones more so, and ones that look and sound as if a violin and a bass were thrown off the empire state building, landed in a tuba and run over by a taxi and a humpback whale* are the most fun.

So, lets make one!

This is more of an instructional instructable then specific instructions on how to build my instrument.

*I adopted a whale, though if he runs over tuba's is uncertain

Step 1: Materials

What you need (for a stringed instrument, which is what we will be making):
  • Strings (Golly!) Rubber bands work fine.
  • Resonant chambers. They amplify the sound. Technology known as "Altoids Tins" work well.
  • Materials. Whatever you're going to build the structure from. I used (gasp) Knex, because they were in a bucket between my feet at the time of writing.
<p>This is cool! Tic-Tac containers also make good resonant chambers. I play violin and piano and would like to learn cello.</p>
So great and such a happy piece...need to whip up something fast for my son's class that he oooops forgot to mention was due on Monday...
Why is the kitty angry in your picture?<br />
Kitty naughty!<br /> Kitty get smack!<br /> Kitty angry!<br /> <br /> Catfight commence...<br /> <br /> <br />
Wow<br />
I like how they are better than the usual 'lets tie a bunch of rubber bands to some sticks'. Anywho, time for some semi-relevant 70's music. <br/><br/><div style="margin-left:15px;"> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/m98wtZVRA-Y"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/m98wtZVRA-Y" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></div><br/>
hahahaha this is awesome! the one with the red rods coming out is the best

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Bio: I'm a person, into Science, Physics, Weapons, String Theory, Altoids tins, Vacuum Formers, Explosives, Computers and pretty much everything else.
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