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Wankel engine

The Wankel Engine is a type of combustion engine. It is sometimes called a rotary engine. The Wankel engine is better than an engine of the reciprocating piston design because it is more compact and simple. However, so far, nobody has found a goo ...

6-plus-6-instruments

6-plus-6-instruments are musical instruments having each 12 tones. Their keys or cords are in two rows. In each row the tone distance is a whole-tone distance. The distance between both rows is a half-tone distance. So there is the same fingering ...

Barrel organ

A barrel organ plays music by using turning a barrel, with notes decided by an arrangement of pins. It is very similar to a simple music box where the pins pluck a metal harp. With a barrel organ, the pins in the barrel lift "keys" that open valv ...

Berimbau

The berimbau is a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil. Originally from Africa where it receives different names, the berimbau was eventually brought into the practice of the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira, the ber ...

Dafli

A Dafli is a handheld bass producing device, which can be thought of similar to a drum or tabla. There is not much learning involved unlike other musical instruments and one can soon learn to produce a musical pattern on it. They are often used i ...

Dhime

The Dhimay, Dhimaya or Dhime is a drum. The drummer can hit either side of the drum. The dhime is a traditional Newar musical instrument.

Didgeridoo

The didgeridoo is an Australian Aboriginal wind musical instrument. They were used by the Yolgnu people of Arnhem Land. They can be quite long, anywhere from 1 to 3 m long. Most are around 1.2 m long. The longer the instrument, the lower the pitc ...

Floppotron

The Floppotron is a musical instrument. It was made by Polish engineer Pawel Zadrozniak. It is made of a set of computer hardware that plays music together. The latest version, the Floppotron 2.0, has 64 floppy drives, eight hard drives, and two ...

Fuzz bass

Fuzz bass is a style of playing the electric bass. When a person plays fuzz bass, the bass sounds buzzy and distorted. Fuzz bass is created by turning up the volume on a bass amplifier very high, or by using an electronic fuzz pedal. In the mid-1 ...

Gayageum

The gayageum or kayagum is a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument. It has 12 strings, though some more recent variants have 21 or other numbers of strings. It is probably the best known traditional Korean musical instrument. Its body ...

Glass harmonica

The glass harmonica is a musical instrument. It was invented by Benjamin Franklin. It is made up of a spinning stick with glass bowls around it. The player rubs their fingers on the glass bowls as the instrument spins to make music. Different siz ...

Hang (instrument)

The Hang is a musical instrument. It is in the idiophone class. It was created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Scharer in Bern, Switzerland. The Hang is sometimes called hang drum, but the people who made the hang think that this is wrong and that peo ...

Idiophone

An idiophone is a type of musical instrument that makes sound from the material of the instrument itself. They do not use reeds, strings or resonators. Most percussion instruments that are not drums are idiophones. Idiophones make their sound by ...

Jews harp

The Jews harp is a small musical instrument. It is held on the mouth and plucked. The person playing the harp changes the pitch and tone of the sound created by changing the shape of their mouth.

List of musical instruments

This is a list of musical instruments. Bass banjo Accordion Banjo Alghoza Bluegrass banjo Five-stringed banjo Banjo cello Bagpipes Afghani guitar Plectrum banjo Four-stringed banjo Six-stringed banjo Tenor banjo Zither banjo Contrabassoon/double ...

Mantura

The mantura is a wind musical instrument. It is originally from the Greek island of Crete. It has 4 to 6 holes for the fingers and makes sound with the help of the tongue.

Mellophone

The mellophone is a medium-range instrument which typically takes the place of the French horn in marching bands. Its appearance is similar to that of a trumpet except for more tubing and a much larger bell.

Musical tuning

In music tuning an instrument means getting it ready so that when it is played it will sound at the correct pitch: not too high or too low. When two or more instruments play together it is particularly important that they are in tune with one ano ...

Native American flute

The Native American flute is a flute that is held in front of the person playing it, has open holes for the players fingers, and has two separate parts: one for the breath of the person playing the flute and another that makes the sound of the fl ...

Novachord

The Novachord is what many people say is the first polyphonic synthesizer. It is completely electronic. It was designed by John M. Hanert, Laurens Hammond and C. N. Williams. It was then made by the Hammond company. Only 1.069 Novachords were mad ...

Piccolo trumpet

The Picolo trumpet is a smaller version of the trumpet, that is also tuned an octave higher than the regular trumpet. Since the 19th century, regular trumpets have three valves. The piccolo usually has four valves. Note also that the piccolo trum ...

Roland D-50

The Roland D-50 is a linear/polyphonic 61-key synthesizer made by Roland. It was released in 1987. Its features include Linear Arithmetic synthesis, on-board effects, a joystick for data manipulation, and an analog synthesis-styled keyboard layou ...

Santur

Santur is an Iranian traditional musical instrument. It can also be referred to as santoor or santour. It is usually based on 18 Bridge on the left and right side. Santoor has 4 strings in each bridge. It is commonly played with two wooden stick ...

Water organ

The water organ or hydraulic organ is a kind of pipe organ. As in the pipe organ, the sound is made by air blowing through the pipes, but power to make the air blow does not come from bellows or from electricity as in the modern organ, but from w ...

Idol

An idol is a religious item that represents a god. It can also mean someone who is admired by many people, like a pop idol. Idolatry refers to the worship of idols. Christians disagree about what idolatry is. Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy see ...

Incense

Incense is a fuel that is burned to make a smell. It can be used for many purposes, for example, during rituals in some religions. Incense can be used to make a place smell better or to help improve mood. In Judaism, instructions for the use of i ...

Joss stick

Joss sticks are a type of incense. They are traditionally burned before an Asian religious image, idol, buddha statue, or shrine. But some joss stick burning rituals do not need to be done in front of religious images. They can be burned before a ...

Murti

In Hinduism, a murti usually means an image in which the Divine Spirit is expressed. Hindus call the presence of God into the image so that they can communicate with him and receive his blessings.Hindus dont worship the murti or statue itself but ...

Means of production

Means of production, also called means of labour are the materials, tools and other instruments used by workers to make products. This includes: machines, tools materials, plant and equipment, land, raw materials, money, energy, and anything else ...

Adhesive tape

Adhesive tape is a tape that is coated with adhesive and used to stick objects together. Adhesive tape that will stick with application of pressure only i.e. without activation by water, solvent or heat is known as pressure sensitive tape. It can ...

Adjustable wrench

An adjustable wrench or adjustable spanner is a wrench with a "jaw" of adjustable width. It can be used with different sizes of fastener head. This type of tool may have other names in other parts of the world. Several people are claimed as its i ...

Aerosol spray

Aerosol spray is a system used in certain containers, like spray cans. The contents of the can, like color or deodorant are pressurized. The can has a valve. When this valve is opened, the liquid is forced out. It will emerge as an aerosol or mis ...

Air pump

A air pump is a pump that is used to inflate things, like a basketball. The pump often has a needle at the end and can be used to inflate other objects as well. Bicycle tires are normally filled with air. With extensive use, the tires may lose ai ...

Airfoil

An airfoil is the shape of a wing, or blade of a propeller, the blade of a ships screw or the shape of a sail as seen in cross-section. When moving through a fluid it will provide lift and drag. Lift is not only up, it may be in other directions ...

Alligator clip

Alligator clips are toothed clips on the ends of electric wires. They are hinged near the back, making them look like alligator jaws. Sometimes they are also called crocodile clips. Usually those clips are used in measuring to temporarily connect ...

Anvil

An anvil is a hard piece of metal which is used as a workbench when making things out of iron or steel. An anvil is used by a blacksmith when he needs to hammer hot iron to bend it into the shape he wants. A blacksmith can make new shoes for hors ...

Ball-peen hammer

A ball-peen hammer, also known as a machinists hammer, is a type of peening hammer used in metalworking. It is classified from a cross-peen hammer, point-peen hammer, or chisel-peen hammer by having a hemispherical head. Though the process of pee ...

Baton

A baton is a stick. Different batons are used by different people, for different things. Policemen often carry batons, which can be used as weapons. These batons are also sometimes called "nightsticks." Runners pass batons to one another in relay ...

Bellows

A bellows is something that blows air into a small opening in order to make something work. The bellows will have a kind of sack which has air in it. When the sack is squeezed the air is pushed out. Bellows can be quite small and operated by hand ...

Bier

A bier is a flat frame, traditionally wooden but sometimes made of other materials, used to carry a corpse for burial in a funeral procession. In antiquity it was often simply a wooden board on which the dead was placed covered with a shroud. In ...

Binoculars

Binoculars are a kind of tool that lets people see far-away things more clearly, using a technology called optics. They are made of a pair of matched telescopes that are held in front of the users eyes. The two telescopes have lenses that focus l ...

Boiler feedwater pump

A boiler feedwater pump is a pump that supplies water to a boiler. The water can be supplied freshly from a water source or from water that has gone through the condensation process from the previous water cycle. The pump is a high-pressure pump, ...

Boomerang

A boomerang is a flying tool that is best known for its ability to return to the thrower. In the past, it was made of wood, but most of the modern boomerangs are made of other materials.

Bottle cap

Bottle caps are used to seal the opening of bottles. For glass bottles, these are usually small, specially adapted pieces of metal. With plastic bottles, plastic caps are used instead. The original bottle cap was called Crown cork. It is pressed ...

Brush

A brush is a tool with bristles or wires or other filaments sticking out. There are many kinds. Most brushes have a long part at one end to hold, on the other end from the head that carries the bristles or filaments. We use brushes for cleaning, ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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