Fantastic Machine

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MRSH, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    [FONT=&quot]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.

  2. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

  3. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Are they short of percussionists in that locality? :rolleyes:
  4. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    They're certainly not short of computer animators (or top notch video cards)! ;)
  5. Daniel Sheard

    Daniel Sheard Member

    I had to laugh at the old one on the comments list "did you know the word 'gullible' isn't in the Oxford English dictionary"
  6. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Indeed not - and they did a great job on this one.
  7. monody

    monody Member

    I have two of their DVD collections-

    Very very good.
  8. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Indeed! I'd love to know whether they started with a piece of music and created the animation to match (I assume this is the case) or decided what they wanted to animate and created the music to suit.

    Whichever, still cool!
  9. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Here is the full version. it was made by Animusic, which is a company that makes music and animates it in creative ways. It is actually quite impressive and well worth the look.

  10. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    The music sounds like the late Pierre Moerlen's Gong.

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