unbeleivable use of engineering and electrical power

westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,176 ✭✭✭✭
for these cold snowy winter days..


THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT AN INVENTION.
Read before playing!

Turn your sound on for this. Read this first, then watch.

This is almost unbelievable. See how all of the balls wind up in catcher cones. Not one ball hits the ground.
Even those hitting the drums bounce into catcher cones to be shot out at yet another instrument.
This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music
Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa ..

Amazingly, 97% of the machines components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment
of Bancroft , Iowa ......Yes, farm equipment!

It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this
video but as you can see it was WELL worth the effort.

It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaQYb4Ykhz8

enjoy

Eric
 
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Comments

  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,500 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: unbeleivable use of engineering and electrical power

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/musicmachine.asp

    Bogus - computer animation
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  • icarusicarus Solar Expert Posts: 5,394 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: unbeleivable use of engineering and electrical power

    Sorry Eric,

    This has been around a bit, Mike is right, it is animated,, not real.

    Tony
  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: unbeleivable use of engineering and electrical power

    the public broadcasting system has been airing those for quite some time and are computer generated, but something to watch none the less.
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