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Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

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At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
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Campers at Beam Summer Camp in Strafford, New Hampshire, built the Swingtones swings during a three-and-a-half week period last summer.
Image credit: Juan Ude
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    Campers at Beam Summer Camp in Strafford, New Hampshire, built the Swingtones swings during a three-and-a-half week period last summer.

    Image credit: Juan Ude

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Children fabricating the swings during camp.  “All the projects at Beam have been exciting and amazing, but I was really proud the students could build and enjoy ours,” says Cha.Image Credit: Supermass Studio
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    Children fabricating the swings during camp. “All the projects at Beam have been exciting and amazing, but I was really proud the students could build and enjoy ours,” says Cha.

    Image Credit: Supermass Studio

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Mock-up and installation during camp.  “The best part for me was when the kid’s starting seeing the swing come together and really understood the whole picture,” says Cha.
image credit: Supermass Studio + Sage & Coombe Architects
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    Mock-up and installation during camp. “The best part for me was when the kid’s starting seeing the swing come together and really understood the whole picture,” says Cha.

    image credit: Supermass Studio + Sage & Coombe Architects

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Ria Cha, Taewook’s daughter, attended the camp and helped assemble the set of eight swings, which created a joyful cacophony in the New England forest.image credit: Supermass Studio
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    Ria Cha, Taewook’s daughter, attended the camp and helped assemble the set of eight swings, which created a joyful cacophony in the New England forest.

    image credit: Supermass Studio

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Designer Taewook Cha and his family.
Image Credit: Juan Ude
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    Designer Taewook Cha and his family.

    Image Credit: Juan Ude

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The chimes in the forest. The Beam Summer Camp recently announced their 2014 projects, Forest Phantasmagoria and Creatura. This will be the tenth summer for the camp.Image Credit: Juan Ude
    Swingtones Project

    The chimes in the forest. The Beam Summer Camp recently announced their 2014 projects, Forest Phantasmagoria and Creatura. This will be the tenth summer for the camp.

    Image Credit: Juan Ude

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