Monday, August 27, 2007

Super Cool

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.


mom said...

Looks like something your dad would build!!

meLanie said...

question: where do the balls come from???
i miss you!

Heth said...

Thinking about what it took to put that thing together makes my brain hurt. That is AMAZING!

I miss you too!

T said...

OMG... that is amazing. really it is.

Sing4joy said...

That is so COOL! I would love to see that in person!