Thursday, April 24, 2008

Amazing Machine. I believe we posted this one before but it is worth a revisit




  Turn your sound on for this. This is really cool (or bizarre-you be the


  judge). Read this first, then watch.


  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  Bancrof t, 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


  and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.


Thanks George V.


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