Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Musical instrument designed by engineers and ask what to change?

Ask What To Change

A person who is "wise in his own eyes" will not make positive changes.

Since he thinks he is right, he is not aware of his negative and
counterproductive behavior. But if a person is aware of his improper behavior, there is always hope that he will correct himself.

Today, ask someone whom you're close with what they would suggest that you change about yourself. (This is scary, but worth it!)

Love Yehuda

Hello – take a look at this video.  WOW – this really is remarkable.  Please see the below info – this is on its way to the Smithsonian.



This is fascinating - the thing I can't believe is that there are not 15,000 ball bearings all over the floor at the end of this thing - it not only fires them to the correct instrument part, but then also catches each one! Amazing!

OK, Read this first, then open the attachment, and 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 machine's components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft , Iowa . Yes, farm equipment!

It took the team a combined 13,029 hours (6.26 years) 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.



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