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Make some noise

The students from the Museum’s after school program, YouthALIVE!, visited MAKESHOP a couple of weeks ago to work on a build challenge.  They spent three days trying to design and build something that made noise.  As always, it is a fun experience to work with this group of kids. They created some amazing and inventive projects over the course of the three days.  Some students started with one idea and discovere
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A Musical Field Trip

More exploration of sound and music in the month of August… I recently took a trip to the Bayernhof Museum outside of Pittsburgh. The Museum is located in a lovely old mansion and houses a eclectic collection of various musical machines and devices. Many of them dated as far back as the 1800s. I was given an amazing tour and there was something to see around every corner. There were even secret passages! The Ba
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Music in the MAKESHOP

Our theme for the month of August is sound and music. We have been encouraging visitors to create musical instruments, but the staff has been having a blast creating some instruments of our own. A family came in a couple of days ago and wanted to try and make a pair of harps. I have never made a harp before, so it was a little challenging to figure this project out. It can sometimes be difficult to make something for
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