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Friday, March 9, 2012

Feet Got You Down: Watch this Bizarre Musical Instrument Designed with Farm Technology


Folks- this seems impossible but I think it's true.

Read this 1st, then open the attachment and watch.

All the balls are caught in the catcher cones.

This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between
the Robert M. Trammel Music Conservatory and The Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Amazingly, 97% of the machine's components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa.....all 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.

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

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