Thursday, February 14, 2008

Fantastic Machine


Turn on your speakers. Enjoy.


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.

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