If you’ve ever come across a Tubulum, you know how cool it sounds, and the way it is made is nothing short of imaginative! Made out of a collection of tubes or PVC pipes, the DIY musical instrument’s sound is determined by the length of each pipe. So how could a Tubulum be bettered to look even more badass? It could take the shape of an OCTAV – a musical instrument that can be worn like a harness and give us those cool Dr. Otto Octavious vibes!
Designed by Asaf Wainberg, the one-off musical instrument is purely out of the realms of cool DIY stuff that you can’t give a miss. Like the Tubulum, the OCTAV is made out of PVC pipes leading to six pads (like drums) that create sound. The principle here is that the sound generated by tapping on the pads depends on the length and circumference of the pipes attached to it. And the whole thing is fixed onto a harness so you can move around with it.
Keeping Dr. Octavious in mind, I wish there was a way to control the arms robotically; it would make a kick-ass piece to strut.
However, the similarity ends there as this musical rig is on the incredible spectrum of things, wrapping the musician on the front and back for a superhero-like look. If you are inspired enough, this could be a replicated DIY weekend project to surprise your buddies. Who knows, you could be the next viral sensation, just like Asaf Wainberg will be in a few weeks!
Designer: Asaf Wainberg