Instrument Design

Ukulele Project

Design Brief

The brief was to produce a series of musical instruments which would include a percussion, tonal and open (other) category instrument. We were asked to explore sound.material and form as part of making these instruments. In the end, this family of instruments would come together ina final performance which would showcase the explorations done with our design process and form studies in the design of these instruments.

Client

Tonal Instrument

This electronic ukulele, takes the form of a skeletal structure of a ukulele. It uses piezo contact microphones to pick up sound. It is constructed out of plywood, aluminium and ukulele strings.

Instrument Design
Instrument Design
Instrument Design
Instrument Design

Open (other) Instrument

A wearable conceptual instrument design. The body wraps around the forearm and connects the strings of the instrument to the fingers.

Instrument Design
Instrument Design
Instrument Design

Percussion Instrument

A wearable conceptual instrument design. The body wraps around the forearm and connects the strings of the instrument to the fingers.

Instrument Design
Instrument Design
Instrument Design
Instrument Design
Instrument Design