In my previous post, I crashed and burned with a glockenspiel frame that slipped while gluing. This post covers the version two, working frame.
Ok, it’s not robotic yet, but I now have a manually-playable, octave-and-a-fourth glockenspiel made from 1/2″ EMT conduit.
Continue reading My DIY Glockenspiel Works!
In an earlier post I tuned the chimes. In this post, I find one way not to make a frame for those chimes.
I created the frame for the glockenspiel, with a square frame on the outside so that I could mark the inner part of the frame with 1″ lines, one per chime.
Continue reading If at First You Don’t Succeed…
After a few weeks of experimentation, I think I can now write sensible notes on how to cut and tune the chimes for a glockenspiel (metal xylophone) out of metal conduit. This is the first step of my Robotic Glockenspiel project, which I hope to end with a network-connected, Arduino-controlled set of chimes that can play Christmas carols.
Continue reading Cutting and Tuning Robotic Glockenspiel Chimes