Wind Harp first shown at Maker
The wind harp was displayed at Maker Faire and Robogames during
2008. A fan was
placed nearby to blow across the strings to make it play.
Visitors to my display can change the wind patterns to the harp by
blocking the air stream and make it play differently. Overall size 42
inches long by 5 inches wide.
my first album of songs done in stereo.
6 strings using guitar strings
Scale lenght 25.5 inches
Homemade Humbucking pickup
Construction using Red Oak, Brass, and Steel
Tuning scale adjustable with standard guitar tuners.
PDF of Preamp Schematic
PDF of AC controller for fan (for
Maker Faire Demos)
The Wind Harp won the Gold at Robogames
08 Musical Artbot Competition.
My recordings of the windharp are available at Soundclicks. Use
the player below.
Music is made totally by the wind blowing across the strings, no human
plays the wind harp!
A typical waveform recorded using Goldwave
and screen captured with MWSnap 3
Visual Analyizer 10
was used to capture this spectrogram (freeware)