Do you like making funny noises? I do, and every February I try to make a new handmade musical instrument or noisemaker every day of the month. To celebrate 2011’s noisy noises, I’m hosting classes every Saturday in February.
Electric Junk Guitar – Saturday, February 5, from 1-4 PM
Make a primitive guitar out of scrap wood, wind your own guitar pickup, plug into an amp and rock out!
Laser Whistles – Saturday, February 12, from 1-4 PM
Learn how to use the laser cutter by making wooden whistles, recorders, or ocarinas.
Fun with Sensors – Saturday, February 19, from 1-3 PM
Assemble vibration, light, and magnetic sensors and use them to pick up hidden sounds from the environment and to hear objects and musical instruments in a new way.
Handmade Electronic Noise – Saturday, February 26, from 1-4 PM
Make simple synthesizers and sequencers from dirt-cheap integrated circuits.
Click on any of the class links for more information or to sign up. (As an extra incentive, if you attend three or more of these classes, I’ll sneak you in for free to any one future class I personally teach at NYC Resistor in 2011.)
Junk guitar video from NPR’s Science Friday