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Learn to design simple whistles, ocarinas, and/or recorders in
Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator, cut them out of wood on the Epilog 35
Watt Laser, and assemble them into working wind instruments! This
class combines an introduction to laser fabrication - including
safety, design principles, and material choices - with an introduction
to the acoustics of fipple-based wind instruments. Besides leaving
you with an instrument you designed and built yourself, this class
also qualifies you to operate the laser cutter for your own projects
at NYC Resistor's Laser Mondays or Thursday Craft Nights.
Please bring a laptop and a USB jump drive. If you don't already have
Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape software, please download the free, open
source Inkscape <http://inkscape.org> or the 30-day demo of
Illustrator <http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/> and
familiarize yourself with it before the class.
$75 + $5 materials
This class is taught by NYC Resistor member Ranjit Bhatnagar as part
of his Noisy Noises project, in which he spends every February making
a new primitive musical instrument each day.
All NYC Resistor classes are for people 18-years and up. Sorry, minors.
Laser ocarina video: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranjit/4352330523/
Laser organ pipes image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranjit/3264070051/