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Build It! DC event 3/29

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Blog entry by Dr_Unix posted 03-25-2011 04:17 PM 832 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Build It! DC
Presents

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 http://basementlabs.org.

Come out to see how he did it!
Please RSVP at http://build-it-dc.org

Hosted by

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 www.reversespace.com for more details.

Future topics
Electronics, crafts, energy, science, cars, astronomy, rockets, robotics

Visit http://build-it-dc.org 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.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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