Instructables: exploring - play - music Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:06:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rain Stick
Rain Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kozmicblues69 It's been a looong time since I wanted a rain stick. I didn't want to spend money buying one and I decided to make one by myself. Some weeks ago, walking on the street I saw a 1,5m cardboard tube! I ran towards it shouting: myyyy rain stick!!!! And here's what I made out of it.It's an easy, cheap an...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:42:15 PDT
Lasercut plywood violin
Lasercut plywood violin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lee AnnH This violin was the winning entry to the Laserworks Contest @ MADE festival in Roskilde, Denmark in August 2014. The contest rules were simple: build something out of max 5 sqm 3mm plywood within 8 laser cutting hours + assembling time. My contest partner and I created six instruments (violin, ukule...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 02:15:20 PDT
Electric Bon-tar
Electric Bon-tar - More DIY How To Projects]]> JesusG1 Do you want make an awesome Electric Guitar with integrated Bongos? Gather all your material & equipment Materials1) Wood sheets to make the rectangular box or body of the guitar2) Guitar Strings3) Electric Audio Interface4) Hooks to anchor the guitar strings5) A plank of wood to make the neck of...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:15:40 PDT
DIY Disco-Karaoke Jukebox
DIY Disco-Karaoke Jukebox - More DIY How To Projects]]> ornevo It all started when I found near my house two wooden frames.I didn't know what they were intended for... so i asked my friends for advice.My friends saw the frame and said it looks just like JukeboxSo I decided to make a nice project out of it....The amount i invested building this project estimated...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:56:03 PDT
Queen Conch Horn
Queen Conch Horn - More DIY How To Projects]]> Discovery Seashell Museum This is a very easy instrument to make, only needing the most basic tools. It can be fun for the whole family to make provided there is adult supervision when working with the tools. If you would like to purchase your own Queen Conch just contact The Discovery Seashell Museum to order one. Give us a...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:59:38 PDT
Comb-zoo - More DIY How To Projects]]> shodai-soke A comb is a toothed device used for styling, cleaning and managing hair and scalp. Combs are among the oldest tools found by archaeologists, having been discovered in very refined forms from settlements dating back to 5,000 years ago in Persia. This is to say that the comb has always been among th...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:35:00 PDT
Arduino Flute Synth
Arduino Flute Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> rczarnik Before building this flute synth, I built another Arduino synthesizer using the source code from an Instructable called the Post Box Synthesizer. I put the guts inside an old music box and wired a MIDI input to control it. It sounded very good, and I had been wanting to design a flute synthesizer ...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 13:58:44 PDT
DIY Corner Bass Traps (Acoustic Treatment)
DIY Corner Bass Traps (Acoustic Treatment) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stevie Zee This is my first instructable, so bear with me….I have a small home studio in my basement (Blue Feather Studios) and I've decided that the recording/tracking room needed a little audio cleanup. I've also built some other sound absorbent panels already, and if I build some more I'll do another instr...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:46:07 PDT
How To Find Music You'll Love
How To Find Music You'll Love - More DIY How To Projects]]> DarkOwlProductions Picture this: you, a person with amazing tastes in music, are really, really bored. All that you're armed with is your trusty computing device, and the desire to venture out across the amazing world of music to find something that you'll enjoy. It's a big world with a lot of music, and by golly, y...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:27:20 PDT
Nerf Gun-Nitefinder Mod
Nerf Gun-Nitefinder Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jagro101 I'v been keen uploading my first instructable, so I decided to go ahead and do something every kid likes, the Nerf gun. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you guys how to simply make the gun more powerful and I'll also be showing you how to get rid of the laser in this particular gun. Dismantle the...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:17:57 PDT
pallet saprano ukulele
pallet saprano ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> rickysp8 PALLET CONTEST YEAH BABY!!!!!! My favorite thing to build out of. It's free, It's beautiful, It's ugly, fraught with nail holes, knots and cracks but in that sows ear there's a nice purse or a ukulele in this one. I work at a major hospital shipping pallets a...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 16:27:58 PDT
How to Write a Country Song
How to Write a Country Song - More DIY How To Projects]]> babygandalf I've been really into country music lately, and after listening to this genre for a while i noticed a few similarities in themes. Not all, but most of the country songs out there talk about a failed relationship, rain, your truck, drinking, and a bunch of other sad themes. So i decided that these th...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 18:39:04 PDT
How to make a PVC Pipe Organ
How to make a PVC Pipe Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> Drewbie-dooby-doo Buying a whole marimba can be expensive! But why waste the money when you can make your own pipe organ from simple items in your home. Soon enough you'll be playing your very own music from a home made instrument. That's pretty cool! Materials 60+ feet of PVC Pipe 2 inches in diameter (The mor...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 06:47:14 PDT
A Homemade DIY Bass Recorder for about $20
A Homemade DIY Bass Recorder for about $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> sngai This Instructable is a smaller version of another of my Instructables, "A Homemade DIY Great Bass (ie Viola-Range) Recorder for $30-40" ( If you are interested in pursuing the current Bass project, please first read through the other Great Bass ...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 15:29:39 PDT
Curiosibot - More DIY How To Projects]]> pierluigi8 This project is based on Arduino and is controlled my Max/MSPCuriosibot is basically a Robot that can play a percutive instrument, in this case the Crotales, and it can be control by any program that runs MIDI via Max/MSP. It play the instrument via the hit of a solenoid under the Crotales and creat...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 04:09:54 PDT
How to Read Music
How to Read Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftlover777 Hi! Do you want to learn to read music, but are think it's too hard? This instructable breaks down the basics of reading music into simple, easy to follow steps. Reading this instructable will make it easy to learn to read and play music on almost any instrument. Let's get started! What is a Staff...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 22:18:54 PDT
Telescopic horn madyot very easy and efficiante telecopic horn playable as didgeridoo or alpen horn.... for a horn from 0,15 to around 3 meter long make a roll of plastic shock (thermoformable) thickness: 0,5 mm high 15 to 17 cm lengh: around 10 meters a rubber band Roll it with a inner diameter of 5 cm put the rubber a...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 14:44:32 PDT
How to Create / Edit Drum Patterns in Ableton
How to Create / Edit Drum Patterns in Ableton - More DIY How To Projects]]> dougrpread This lesson will show you how to record, draw and edit drum patterns with Live. Loading Impulse We're going to start from scratch, so press [Ctrl + N] on Windows or [CMD + N] on Mac to create a new Live Set. We will be using Live's built-in Impulse instrument. Impulse is found among the devic...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:20:39 PDT
Daft Punk Helmet
Daft Punk Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> daftman first print off template for front of helmet on card and tape in place . using wooden sticks strengthen... next cut out fiberglass sheet in same shape as printout then paint over with the resin . fiberglass kit i used was 12 quid from halfords... then once trial fitted and happy begin applyi...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:49:16 PDT
How to Write a Major Scale in Music
How to Write a Major Scale in Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> khamri2 Summary: Almost all music we're used to hearing in our daily lives is tonal, meaning that it sounds complete and like you'd expect the song to sound. After you complete this instructable, you will better understand how to construct a major scale, a pitch content that typically results in a happy sou...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:27:18 PDT
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira)
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) - More DIY How To Projects]]> awesomecreations This is a basic guide for building a Thumb Piano, or Mbira. They have been made for centuries all over Africa (and a few other places) and vary a lot in shape, size and sound. They belong to a group of instruments called "Lamellophones" which are percussion instruments, although the sound an Mbira m...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:33:38 PDT
How to Get Good on Double Bass
How to Get Good on Double Bass - More DIY How To Projects]]> nattool13 Here, I will explain some good strategies for practicing, performing, learning, and more so you can get good on your double bass!Some background info on me: I have been playing the double bass for three years, after trying the cello for one. I am in the Chamber Orchestra (audition-only) at my schoo...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:36:37 PDT
How to play Dumb ways to die on an alto sax (chorus only)
How to play Dumb ways to die on an alto sax (chorus only) - More DIY How To Projects]]> modaawesome These are all of the notes you should need to play dumb ways to die chorus on alto sax c sharp         dumb e                    ways c sharp         to e                   die c                    so  b flat             man g sharp        y g sharp       dumb  g sharp       ways  b flat       ...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:50:13 PDT
Hymnal-Stay-Open Music Stand Clip Envergure Hymnals are a great spiritual and musical resource, but they're designed to be held in hand by choristers, not placed on a music stand as a pianist or organist would do.  They tend to fold in half and fall on the floor because the spine is so springy.  This can be remedied using a giant binder clip ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:17:12 PDT
How to make a Simple House Drum Pattern (128 BPM)
How to make a Simple House Drum Pattern (128 BPM) - More DIY How To Projects]]> NuttinNate Hello  everybody! I have not posted an Instructable in a long while, so today, I will be teaching you how to create a simple house drum pattern.  You will need: A computer Any DAW of your choice (DAW = digital audio workstation) Step One: The Kick [The first thing before actually gett...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:56:16 PST
One Second Emercency / Signal Whistle
One Second Emercency / Signal Whistle - More DIY How To Projects]]> bmarconi This is an extremely easy whistle very loud!!! you will need an empty zip fizz container poor similar cylinder and your lungs. Warning if you do not rinse out the zip fizz container you will get a cloud of dust in your face. This whistle make a very loud and shrill noise it doesn't sound very good t...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 18:53:58 PST
how to write short songs for beginners
how to write short songs for beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> marionpixie I decided I would try some thing new. Please tell me what your opinion in this is. Thank you. Materials ♥ a pencil or pen ♥ a hard surface ♥ paper ♥ free time Time to choose Choose or make a topic to write about and write it on the top of th paper and under line it. ♥ Mine is something warm an...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:06:58 PST
Digital Manufacturing: Fretless Trash Banjo
Digital Manufacturing: Fretless Trash Banjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> nkirkby Don't have a raccoon hide?  We'll use polyethylene plastic from a food tray. don't have expensive timber?  we'll use plywood, scraps of which are easy to get. don't have frets?  no problem. even better, it's digitally fabricated -- that is, you fabricate it with your ~ten digits.  your fingers. I ...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:03:13 PST
Nutty Noise Maker
Nutty Noise Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> pocmarck I thoroughly enjoy music. Nearly all kinds, and leaning toward the folksy in nature. I've tried learning to play instruments in the past but never stuck with it enough to get really good. Over the years I found I really like the process of making things (bikes, telescopes, amplifiers, speakers, gift...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:29:36 PST
Drum Assembly sansari2711 A summer project from a couple years ago, I purchased three hybrid maple segmented drum shells--18"x14", 12"x8" and 14"x11" from the now defunct Icelandic company "Arcs." After a quick coat of tung oil I was ready to attach the hardware. I purchased the heads and chrome hardware separately, and afte...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:22:23 PST
Cardboard Musical Box
Cardboard Musical Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> AphexHenry You build a musical box with anything, my app plays the notes while you rotate it.     Build you box This part is very flexible. Whatever how your box looks like. If the paper is visible and vertically movable you are good. example: - a cardboard for the box - an empty ja...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 19:11:46 PST
Make an MP3 Mix for a Marathon With a Metronome, Cheering Section & Course Guide
Make an MP3 Mix for a Marathon With a Metronome, Cheering Section & Course Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> Grunambulax Let's face it.  Running 26.2 miles is a lot better when you listen to music.  But not just any music.  This Instructable walks you through how I compiled my Marathon Mix Tape.  The key features are: All the music either Is something I love or Is something I love AND is betwee...
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:04:28 PST
DIY Party Horn Or Flute Recorder
DIY Party Horn Or Flute Recorder - More DIY How To Projects]]> dhogan3 This is a super easy, cheap way of making a party horn, or flute! Find A Clean Drinking Straw flatten one end of the straw using your fingers (or teeth if this is only for yourself) Time To Cut use a pair of scissors (kids- get an adults help) to trim the end of the straw to a point, resemb...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 14:03:32 PST
How to write a rap 101 mgroves2 This is my instructable, showing people how to write/ become a rapper I adviseyou watch my video to learn all about why i made this.
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 07:26:57 PST
Deadmau5 Head
Deadmau5 Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> rochassassin A couple of months before halloween 2013 I found a clean 11in pet ball for $2 so it was time to make a dead mouse head. Cut Out Head Hole Get a round object like a ball or something to mark the hole, than cut with your drimele tool. You may want it cut a bit bigger than your head because if you a...
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:53:58 PST
How to record music using a mic
How to record music using a mic - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bry-Guy This instructable is for my animation i will be working on this year. I will be recording music and adding it to the animation and this is how it will be done. the first thing you'll need is some tools. you'll need an instrument (for this one I use a Yamaha DSR-500 keyboard). a good working mic (I'm...
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 06:57:52 PST
Make Your Own Bamboo Instrument
Make Your Own Bamboo Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> Yolo77 What You Need wooden stickA stick of bamboo about a foot longA file or a knife What To Do Us the knife and carve slots into the bambooAbout 5 cm apart. Do about ten of them. How To Play It Use the stick and strock it down the bamboo
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:28:47 PST
How To Make A Free (or Cheap) Sustain Pedal
How To Make A Free (or Cheap) Sustain Pedal - More DIY How To Projects]]> dremmettbrown Please bear with this is my first instructable. Any constructive criticism would be appreciated (as would praise!).I have recently been learning to play a piece on my electronic keyboard that is greatly enhanced by the use of a sustain pedal (or damper pedal). As it is a Christmassy piece it...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:18:31 PST
Straw Pan Pipes
Straw Pan Pipes - More DIY How To Projects]]> franklinmango A little musical instrument made out of household items. You Will Need Some strawsScissorsCello tapeRuler Measuring Straws Measure the straws to these lengths and cut them.13.5cm12cm11cm10cm8cm7cm Cello Tape Tape them about 0.5 - 1cm from the end The Playing These are there notes rough...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:48:06 PST
Beast Pompom Plush From Beauty And The Beast
Beast Pompom Plush From Beauty And The Beast - More DIY How To Projects]]> SkyProductions At my local theater they are going to perform Beauty and the Beast. Since I love being on stage and singing I have just auditioned for a part. Just to be nice to the drama instructor I'm making her a gift. I wasn't going to just go out and buy something cheap that she will forget. No, that's not how...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:14:12 PST
Tubulum Emiliano Valencia An experimental musical instrument. During the summer, I decided that I was going to build something, a musical instrument. Inspired by the blue man group's Monster tubulum, I decided to build a scaled-down version of it. This one features 2 octaves (25 notes) and has a very peculiar note arrangeme...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 20:34:14 PST
Kraftwerk Costume
Kraftwerk Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> kazmataz This Kraftwerk group costume is a perfect and simple way to pay homage to the incredibly influential band. The LED ties are easy to construct, making this an easy first soft-circuitry project. These costumes are inspired by their "The Robots" music video. So, it's only appropriate to listen while r...
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:28:02 PDT
How to Play Musical Chairs
How to Play Musical Chairs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Team69 Ain't no party like a musical chair party!! If you are looking for an entertaining game that is fun for all ages, musical chairs is the way to go!! With these eight easy instructions you can be the life of the party!!! Get Your Materials Get Your Materials 1 host Players Music Player* Chairs* R...
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:36:51 PDT
The Pineapple Ukulele!
The Pineapple Ukulele! - More DIY How To Projects]]> rich745 So, I had an small, child-size guitar sitting around that I had been using as a baritone ukulele. I decided it would be an interesting project to turn it into a pineapple themed ukulele... When I first start a project like this I try to avoid the temptation to scour the internet to see what others ...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:21:46 PDT
Wood Ocarina made of Walnut Timothy95 I made this before there were any tutorials online about wood ocarinas, now there is one by gladiator Bob, you can find it here I have never played an ocarina before, so I had to do a lot of research to learn how they work.  I found the greenverdugo website to be very helpful in learning how clay ...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 11:45:38 PDT
Secuenciador de juguetes - Toy Sequencer
Secuenciador de juguetes - Toy Sequencer - More DIY How To Projects]]> toylab En este tutorial veremos el paso a paso para construir un secuenciador de juguetes, usando un circuito analógico, cuyo prototipo nació en la Jameco Build Night  en el Laboratorio de Juguete , sumado a una batería electrónica Roland TR-505 modificada. Como Jameco nos envió un montón de 555s decid...
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 05:40:36 PDT
How to Build a Bluegrass-Style Five-String Banjo
How to Build a Bluegrass-Style Five-String Banjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> Popular Mechanics Whether it's jazz, rock, blues, or folk, we Americans love our music. Not the lofty kind, heard and played in quiet concert halls or recital rooms, but our music, the music played by and for the people. While the music is uniquely ours, though, most of the instruments we use were born and bred in a ...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:38:19 PDT
How to be a good rapper
How to be a good rapper - More DIY How To Projects]]> shaudy_ Rapping can be traced back to Africa  centuries before hip hop music existed, the griots of west Africa were delivering rhythmic poetry over drums and other instrumentation. Rap or Hip Hop in its purest form is essentially poetry that is performed with a beat.Throughout this insrtuctable I will give...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:55:28 PDT
Makey Makey Piano
Makey Makey Piano - More DIY How To Projects]]> MobileMakerspace I built a Makey Makey Veggie Piano to bring to the "Believe In People Summer Celebration" Music Festival at Woodwynn Farms on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada (a short drive from Victoria, the capital city of BC). The farm focuses on helping homeless people develop work skills and self respect, along ...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 11:04:15 PDT
Super Simple "BassCase" Sub-woofer briefcase idea TheDIYDJ This is a very rough first try on my sub-woofer briefcase. its just a basis for when i try it with bigger and better materials. its a 10" Fisher sub-woofer, an old briefcase i found in my garage, and a gutted Klipsch 2.1 pro media sub-woofer (i found it in the trash) and replaced it into the case. i...

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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 12:07:38 PDT