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Old 11-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Location: Not where you ever lived
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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 JohnDeere 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
cansee 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.

YouTube - Fantastic Machine Full Version

PS: It might be old news to some, but it is still worth watching.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:55 PM
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but that's a computer animation. No such machine exists. Nor do those departments at the University of Iowa.

Snopes: Fantastic Music Machine
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:32 AM
Location: Portland, OR
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It's a cool video, but you can tell it's computer animation.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:18 PM
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That video is actually a computer generated animation by a company known as ANIMUSIC , They currently have 2 DVD's of the stuff out , however most of them can be viewed at youtube .

The one posted above is called Pipe dream , this is pipe dream 2.

YouTube - Animusic 2 - Pipe Dream 2

Here are two of my faves.

YouTube - Animusic - Future Retro

YouTube - Animusic 2 - Gyro Drums

I see they now have some new ones I have not seen as of yet !

I have the first two DVD's they are much better in high Def, if you enjoy them you should check em out.
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