Build An Instrument

identify the problem

For this challenge, you will build your own instrument.  Using craft materials, recyclables, etc. (whatever you have around the house) create an instrument. See definition below, but a musical instrument is anything that produces a sound! What could you use to make an instrument? What instrument would you make? Drums, guitar, whistle!?!

A musical instrument is a device created or adapted to make musical sounds. In principle, any object that produces sound can be considered a musical instrument—it is through purpose that the object becomes a musical instrument.

design a solution

01. Generate an idea. What instrument can you build? What could you use to build that instrument? Could your instrument make different sounds?
02. Design and build a prototype. How can you creatively use materials to build your instrument? How does someone “play” your instrument?
03. Share your idea. Film a short (Max 2 min video) pitch of your invention. Include details like who is it for, what problem does it solve, etc. Have fun! Upload/share your video to twitter, facebook or Instagram. Don't forget to tag us!