STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and M….usic? World’s tiniest instrument from U of Twente team

A team at MESA+, the Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, has created the smallest musical instrument – the micronium. Their Mission – Build the smallest orchestra in 9 weeks. Create musical instruments in MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems). The team posted this video of a performance on September 26 in Enschede of a compostion written for the instrument – “Impromptu No. 1 for Micronium” by Arvid Jense, a MediaMusic student at the conservatorium. The project was by the Transducers Science and Technology group with Professor Miko Elwenspoek. The context of the event was the The 21st Workshop on Micromachining, Micromechanics and Microsystems. You’ll find more background here on how the micronium works. Music on a microscopic scale — a cross-disciplinary collaboration. The M in STEM stands for Music, doesn’t it? Or is it for Maker? ;D