Friday, April 13, 2012


back in the summer of 2011 I made an mbira.  It's a lamellophone with roots in Africa.  Notes are created by plucking rigidly held metal strips of different lengths.

dulcimer thing update

dulcimer thing is lots of fun.  My finger's been hurting a lot lately, so I haven't been playing much, but I did finally get around to fabricating a machine tuner after a big bass string torqued one of my wood tuning pegs apart.  

obligatory quadrotor post

I just recently got the chance to play with my first quadrotor.  A friend donated to me a small-ish (about 1' square) quad frame made of CF laminated over end grain balsa as well as a handful of older brushless motors and ESCs.  I haven't always been the biggest fan of quadrotors, but this one flew into my hands so I figured I'd better try it out.