Picture of How to make a Frankenstein Instrument
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.
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...
King Julien5 years ago
Why is the kitty angry in your picture?
Kitty naughty!
Kitty get smack!
Kitty angry!

Catfight commence...

Whaleman6 years ago
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.

hahahaha this is awesome! the one with the red rods coming out is the best