Build It! DC event 3/29

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Blog entry by Dr_Unix posted 03-25-2011 04:17 PM 1325 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Build It! DC

Guest Speaker
Brian Whaley DIY Harpsichord

All ages are invited to join us on March 29, 2011 6:30-8:30
Location: Reverse Space, 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 3 (around back), Herndon, VA

Cost: FREE

Come meet other Makers from the Washington, DC metro area!

Have you ever thought about building a musical instrument? Brian Whaley did. With a long musical history and a love of early music, he always wanted a harpsichord but couldn’t afford to buy one. What better way is there to get what you want than to build it? With a few projects under his belt, he wanted to go for it. Luckily, a friend of a friend gave him a very old kit he was never going to assemble. Armed with some basic tools and lots of free time, Brian now has a harpsichord.

As an engineer, Brian continues to delight in building things out of wood primarily using hand tools in his home shop. More of his projects can be seen on his website at

Come out to see how he did it!
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Reverse Space is a 5,500 sq. ft. warehouse in Herndon, VA containing equipment for reverse engineering, building, and computing in a group environment. Equipment & services include: 3D printer, laser cutter, saws/drill presses, soldering, sandboxed cyber war center, co-working, and conference rooms. They are also building a sandboxed malware analysis and cyber war research center. They are open Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm, Fri 5:30pm-12am, Sat 10am-12am, Sun 10am-10pm to all Makers. Please visit for more details.

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 04:22 PM

Interesting; I can’t say that I’ve ever lay awake at night thinking about building my own harpsichord, but it seems like quite a complicated piece of craftmanship and an interesting build.

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