|Assembling a DIY guitar with ukulele conversion|
BUILD A MINIATURE DIY UKULELE FOR SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
This is the first installment to describe our DIY kit assembly of a very tiny miniature guitar that will be converted to a ukulele for Big Brain science. This tiny instrument fits in one hand and can supplement the larger Quantum Uke, potentially reproducing a larger range of upper octave scales.
|Punch-out shapes on 4 balsa wood sheets|
|Photos are the best guide for assembly|
You'll need to refer to the photos and try fitting the pieces. This is where a complicated point arises. There are several pieces that do not fit.
The insertion tabs are over-sized so these need to be trimmed and sanded. The diagram shows the punch out parts found on the four balsa wood sheets.
|This section was modified|
Use extra care in punching out the parts. If any sections are difficult to remove from the surrounding balsa wood sheet, remember to use a sharp tipped hobby Exacto knife. Note the section that was modified, to provide actual string tuning pegs. These are small screws fit into glued left over wood pieces. We also substituted taught rubber bands in place of the supplied thread.
|Tiny guitar conversion does not need six strings|