8 Finger Xylophone – Form Final Project

 

Video documentation: https://youtu.be/rQOk0dqurrU

 

For my interactive project, I made a xylophone to be played with eight fingers. The xylophone has eight keys all ranging in size. The keys and resonator were made with plywood and hardwood, cut to size using band saw and miter saw. The resonator was stained using an oil based wood stainer, then the keys were screwed onto the resonator. The mallets were made out of plywood and cut to size using the table saw. The mallet finger attachment is made possible by fur covered wire, allowing for people to comfortably wrap around their fingers, regardless of size. The wire also wraps around the end of the wooden dowel and holds it in place to play the xylophone.

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