Monday, February 11, 2008

TURN UP YOUR VOLUME FOR THIS ONE!

This video came to me from my friend SarahD. It's a wonderful musical so enjoy the wonderful music as you watch this amazing video.

This is almost unbelievable ..... See how all of the balls wind up in catcher cones.

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. ENJOY!

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1 comment:

Ginco said...

Wow! This is absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing it with us all. (I've been looking at this again and again and........!)

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