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    Marble Machine – musical instrument using 2000 marbles.

    How about for sound made with this musical instrument? :)




    The marble machine is powered by hand, and works by raising steel marbles through the machine into multiple feeder tubes, where they are then released from height via programmable release gates, falling and striking an instrument below. All the instruments are played by striking them and include a vibraphone, bass guitar, cymbal, and emulated kick drum, high hat and snare drum sounds using contact microphones. The music score is stored on two programmable wheels that utilise Lego Technic beams and stud connectors to trigger armatures to release the marbles.

    Ten months after the debut of the original marble machine, the band announced their plans to make a new marble machine for the purpose of touring. The new marble machine would solve the multitude of problems they experienced with the original marble machine and be called Marble Machine X. Martin, the builder of the original marble machine, is collaborating with Karin and Olof Eneroth as well as fans during the design of the Marble Machine X and plans to transport the original marble machine to Museum Speelklok in Utrecht, the Netherlands.



    Back (way back) when Disney used original music in their cartoons they used this machine.




    Violin playing machine. 

    I just like this video. Bohemian Rhapsody Played by 100+ year old fairground organ.



    These 2 brothers play on musical instruments made of things like vacuum cleaners, pipes, toilets, bottles, etc.
    One of the brothers creates the instruments and he even gives them bizarre names.
    For example, @ 2:16 he says the name OPVHNSSDRVDS, an abbreviation of “odkaz pre výrobcov hudobných nástrojov – strčte si do rici vaše drahé saxafóny” – meaning “a message for producers of musical instruments – shove your expensive saxophones to your ass” :D

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