FLA Week 3 - Universal Design and Sustainability – SCOPES-DF

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Fab-Safety.1, Fab-Programming.1, Fab-Electronics.1
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Lusine MLKE-Galstyan
Lusine MLKE-Galstyan
Meet Lusine MLKE-Galstyan, an accomplished musician, flutist, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Armenia. Lusine graduated with an honored diploma from Yerevan State Conservatory. In 2022 participated Berlin Opera Academy (6 performances in Berlin).   Starting in 2016 co-founded the band Tiezerk… Read More


On YouTube, I’ve watched several ways how to make good-sounding drums, and with biomaterials, I’ve tried to make a surface that will boost the sound of the bucket and make it sound like a drum.

What You'll Need

For making a small drum using biomaterials I’ve chosen recipe from a presentation that includes gelatin.

Lesson Materials

The Instructions

Selecting the basket

Selecting the basket which is the main object, and Measuring the circle.

We need middle-size basket to have deep sound.

Using CAD and Laser Cutter

Cutting the circle which suits our basket.

Creating the biomaterial

As I've mentioned earlier I've picked the gelatin recipe. Materials: Water 240 ml Gelatine 48 g Glycerol Rigid 0 g Normal 24 g Elastic 48 g Tools: Waterproof textile Wood embroidery hoop Drying: Working Time 5 min Drying Time 7 days Place fridge / vertical drying

Mixing and Cooking

I've also added an orange color, to have a beautiful cover for the basket. Mixed for almost 30 minutes, to have thick material. It needs to be as thick as honey.

Gluing the circle

Gluing the circle to the surface.


Pouring the biomaterial in the shapes. Let them dry for 7 days.

Trying the sound

This step I'll do this in the upcoming days, Because I've had a very tight schedule of concerts last weeks, so I'll do it when my Summer break starts.


  • (Fab-Safety.1): I can safely conduct myself in a Fab Lab and observe operations under instructor guidance.
  • (Fab-Programming.1): I understand the basic structure of a simple program and can modify values, variables, or other parameters to alter its output, function, or behavior.
  • (Fab-Electronics.1): I can follow instructions to build a simple electrical circuit using conductive material, basic components, and power.

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