HS Engineering Class Kalimba's

So a year ago my engineering class made Kalimba’s Linked here

I am adding to the musical design unit with Kalimba’s!


I am thinking the next thing we do might be a harp, im open to suggestions if people have made any other cool instruments…

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Great idea! Very nice looking design!

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Ukeleles!

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It likely wouldn’t involve a Glowforge, but Steel Drums are fabulous and require very precise measurements to get the right notes out of the right divots :slight_smile:

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Very pretty example

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There are several amazing folk here that have made many amazing musical instruments.

Alternatively, there have been interesting Cajon designs or perhaps with harp strings. I made a box a while back with bent ends so the wood was permanently under strain and while I was not thinking of it as making sounds, the sound of hitting it was amazing.

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there have been some teachers who’ve done ukulele projects, too.

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Beautiful paint job!

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Very nice, Cumbersome to tune? Thank you for the link!

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Ooo, very nice! I like the paintwork.

By harp do you mean door harp? They were super popular at one time. It was a sound box with strings that had mallets that hung down and struck a chord on the strings when the door was moved. A good instrument for the musically challenged.

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How does it sound? I’ve been playing kalimba for about 10 years, I’d love to hear the sound it produces.

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