For this challenge, you will build your own instrument. Using craft materials, recyclables, etc. (whatever you have around the house), create any instrument you want or invent a new kind of musical instrument. In principle, any object that produces sound can be considered a musical instrument – it is through purpose that the object becomes a musical instrument. What could you use to make an instrument? What instrument could you make? Drums, guitar, whistle!?!
musical instrument: (noun) device created or adapted to make noise
acoustics: (noun) science that deals with the study of sound
sound: (noun) vibrations that travel through the air and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear
sound waves: (noun) vibrating forms of energy that are made of molecules and look like waves
What instrument can you build? What could you use to build that instrument? Could your instrument make different sounds?
How can you creatively use materials to build your instrument? How does someone “play” your instrument?
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!