Fantastic Machine Make Music

Posted on 11. Feb, 2007 by in General

Fantastic Machine

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.

Video attached.

5 Responses to “Fantastic Machine Make Music”

  1. Kat 17 March 2007 at 8:45 pm #

    This is an animation, it’s not real.

  2. vacendack 19 April 2007 at 1:52 am #

    yes Kat is right, is a computer animation, made in the early 90¨s i remember it from an imagina compendium, but do not remenber the name or the artist, i hope people do not post videos with false info, it sis jst wrong.

  3. JAmes 4 September 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    This animation comes from

    Do some basic research before you make stupid claims.
    Tractor parts ???????

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