We wanted to make a guitar that would play music when you plucked the strings. We spent a lot of time at the start talking about how we were going to design our ukulele/guitar. We decided to use the laser cutter and glue all the pieces together to make a 3D instrument.
At first we wanted to make the ukulele shaped like an actual guitar. We really wanted to try making this ukulele/mini guitar out of wood. So we planned on using the laser cutter and the app illustrator to help us with the design.
Our first prototype was made out of cardboard. We used this prototype to figure out what size we wanted to make our ukulele/guitar. It also helped with the design of the instrument too.
After, we made the ukulele string out of rubbber bands, but they broke right away. So we considered trying floss but we just ended up using sometype of fishing string.
The first time we cut out the pieces, they didn't fit perfectly. So we decided to try again and cut out the pieces. But when we cut out the pieces the second time, it printed out way to big. Even though it was way to long, we decided to go with it and glue the pieces together. Later on, we decided that we didn't want to re cut more peices, so we went back and used the piece we originally cut out.
The handle and of the guitar wasn't attacked to the main part of the guitar, so we tried to glue it back together. But it didn't stay so wer tried using tape. We were also missing the two top and bottom pieces so we had to use popsicle sticks. After, we untapped the handle and tried using woods glue, except that the wood glue also didn't stick. In the end, we ended up taking off the handle. We also took off the popsicle stick because they weren't the right size. Once we took the handle, we used the fish string to make four different strings on the ukulele.