Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Musical Machine Video


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

It took the team a combined 13,029 hours (6.26 years) 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. Musical Machine Video

5 Comments:

Blogger not.the.bosslady said...

WOW! That was amazing thanks.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Nulaanne said...

OMG that was cool.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Guy - machine does not exist. See Snopes

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

Moose

4:36 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

In the words of the Signifying Monkey, "Looks like I've been bull-shitted again..."

4:46 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I was wondering myself how to put that delicately. Still a fun video, though.

9:42 AM  

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