Building the Boags Meteorphonium

The video shows the first time the software was linked to all of the various mechanical elements, plus some fiddling about with one of the light sensitive synths and a desk lamp...





Plastic prototype to check dimensions





Parts made from 4mm aluminium





Deburred components





Motors and driver boards





Assembled mechanism, with T-nuts that slot into the aluminium frame





Aluminium extrusion





Completed mechanisms





Nylon / leather mallets to replace the original wooden ones - no invasive species to be imported into Tasmania!





Nylon bowl holding collars





Bronze bowls drilled and mounted





Synth casings fabricated in quite an interesting way - folded tabs with M3 threaded inserts





I've made loads of these over the years. The PCBs are from Music From Outer Space





Synth stands





Tongue drum mechanisms





Assembled





Central rings, 6mm aluminium





Assembled tongue drum ring





Wiring





Ready for a long journey...





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