Goal:

Reproduce a one-stringed instrument that was used throughout the middle ages as a tool to explore the relationship between mathematics and sound. The major components consist of the following elements: the instrument body, the string assembly, the pickup, and the wiring harness.

Figure 1. The Make to Learn Monochord

Tools Needed:

Laser Cutter
Soldering Iron
Small Philips Head Screw Driver
Mallet
Drill,with 1/8″ Bit
Wood Glue (Optional)


Materials Needed:

1/8″ Plywood
Guitar String, Steel

See Below for Additional Parts

Part List:

Figure 2. Parts Diagram
  1. Machine Screw
  2. Washer x 2
  3. Nut
  4. Bridge x 2
  5. Top Panel
  6. Side Panel x 2
  7. Jack End Panel
  8. Tuner End Panel
  9. Jack
  10. Vertical Support
  11. Horizontal Support
  12. Pickup Assembly
    1. Neodymium Magnet
    2. Pickup Bobbin
    3. 28AWG Wire
  13. Tuner

Files:


Assembly Instructions