Latest Projects of Music
Add Custom Ringtones to a Wireless Doorbell
Most doorbells just make a simple generic tone. But I thought that it would be fun to modify a doorbell so that it has a customizable ringtone. That way you can set it to play music or custom greetings. You could make it scream on Halloween and play carols at Christmas.
The Panjolele Cake Pan Ukulele
I love making my own musical instruments. Nothing beats the feeling of playing your own tunes on an instrument you made yourself. While the best instruments are made by skilled craftspeople with high-quality materials, it can be very rewarding to craft an instrument with simple components at hand.
Dodecahedron Speaker for Desktop 3D Printers
At normal listening distances, an array of twelve speakers arranged on the faces of a dodecahedron is a very good approximation of a point sound source, and the sound waves it produces are very close to perfectly spherical. A dodecahedron speaker can be a useful tool in acoustics research, and is definitely a fun toy to pull out at parties. They are available commercially, but very expensive. Some people build their own, but the odd compound angles and the high degree of accuracy and precision required in the parts make for challenging work with manual tools. But it’s easy for a 3D printer.
Wind chimes capture wind energy to move metal tubes that generate sound when they strike one another. They’re simple, timeless, and beautiful. You can never predict the composition the chimes will play after the next gust of wind, which is what makes these inventions so compelling. The elegant overlay they add to our experiences brings us closer to nature.I wanted to create a different kind of autonomous musical instrument that would, like wind chimes, generate tones from a natural resource.