Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Fantastic Machine Fake

This often comes in the email with the following text:

Fantastic Machine (Sound On)

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.

Not farm equipment at all, but still fun to watch.

The responsible company is Animusic.


Matt said...

It's nice to start the day with some peppy music.

Katherine Kean said...


Glad you like it.

I seem to start most days slowly-too much pep too soon gives me a headache.

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