Requirements for a theremin merit badge?

Posted: 8/12/2014 6:25:51 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I randomly ran across this amazing merit badge tonight while browsing theremin articles.  It begs the question... what should the requirements be for a theremin merit badge?!

http://moderndevice.com/product/theremin-merit-badge/ 

Posted: 8/12/2014 12:41:33 PM
FredM

From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K. ................................... Fred Mundell. ................................... Electronics Engineer. (Primarily Analogue) .. CV Synths 1974-1980 .. Theremin developer 2007 to present .. soon to be Developing / Trading as WaveCrafter.com . ...................................

Joined: 12/7/2007

"what should the requirements be for a theremin merit badge?!"

1.) Keeping Theremin World running for a decade ?

- nah, you should earn that badge for keeping it running for a month! - solid gold badge for a year, unobtainium badge for a decade!

2.) managing to play the theremin using both hands (pitch and volume) ?

3.) more than 1000 posts on TW. ? ;-)

 

Posted: 8/12/2014 2:15:45 PM
Touchless

From: Tucson, AZ USA

Joined: 2/26/2011

Being an Eagle Scout, Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant ScoutMaster back in the early 60’s I am going to order that merit badge. I always felt uncomfortable going to all these strange houses of older men to get individual merit badge approval but that is another interesting story. For a theremin merit badge I recommend you have to

                                                                   “make something”

using any method that creates noise and without touching you have to play a tune that someone might recognize. This will be approved at the weekly troop meeting. A theremin that responds to light changes would probably be the simplest.

Hold the mouse over the merit badge on that site, they spelled theremin wrong. Oh me... I must have got anal in my old age, I need therapy!

PS: Mork I am going to miss you. )-:

T

Posted: 8/12/2014 2:48:18 PM
Thierry

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

For answering patiently the same question on TW for the 235th time instead of just writing "RTFM" or "Use the search function", especially when it comes to building the "famous" Digital Glasgow Theremin, the coils to use for the EM Theremin, wiring the Theremax, or finding a European power supply for the B3...

Posted: 8/12/2014 10:31:36 PM
FredM

From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K. ................................... Fred Mundell. ................................... Electronics Engineer. (Primarily Analogue) .. CV Synths 1974-1980 .. Theremin developer 2007 to present .. soon to be Developing / Trading as WaveCrafter.com . ...................................

Joined: 12/7/2007

"For answering patiently the same question on TW for the 235th time instead of just writing "RTFM" or "Use the search function", especially when it comes to building the "famous" Digital Glasgow Theremin, the coils to use for the EM Theremin, wiring the Theremax, or finding a European power supply for the B3..." - Thierry

LOL ;-) ...  Nah, for that you should get an honorary degree in applied patience or the like - "diplomacy" perhaps.. Or perhaps certification of some sort (mental health register ?  ;-)

It really is time IMO someone placed a FAQ "sticky" post in the forums, linking these common questions to a set of postings with the answers.One article somewhere with FAQ's and links to the answers - suppose it could be an entry on Tech+DIY .. Doesn't need to be a 'sticky' just somewhere we can link to saying "Check these FAQ's!!!"

Fred.

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