Meet the Makers – Keith Baxter

Keith Baxter

Tell us about yourself.
I have a background in electrical engineering and like to design unusual musical instruments. I’ve run a nearly successful Kickstarter campaign.

What are you presenting at Maker Faire Milwaukee?
I’ll have a number of my Kyub open source keyboards and a new variation called the Tyub that people can try out. I should have some servo electric guitars to look at but probably won’t be playing them. But they’re fun to look at as well as play.

Kyub

Why is making important to you?
I think it promises to help us retain the skill set we need as a country.

What was the first thing you remember making?
Some walk-on-water shoes when I was about 10. Fortunately I didn’t get to try them out.

Servo Electric Guitar

What have you made that you are most proud of?
I am thinking it’s the Kyub so far.

Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
A pedal steel servo electric guitar would be fun.

(Keith has had some good coverage for his projects in the past, including Hackaday and Popular Science!)