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#1 Sayuri Mifune

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:26 PM

 

I found this. It's neat. A robotic band consisting of "a 78-fingered guitarist, a drummer with 22 arms, and a keyboardist who triggers notes with lazers."


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:32 PM

I have the sudden urge to make robot musicians now. 


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#3 ageekygirllikeme

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

That's pretty cool. Never seen anything like this before.


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:47 PM

this is awesome  :D


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 06:56 PM

This would take not only electronics and programming skill, but a really musical ear as well, it's super impressive.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 08:07 PM

Tesla coil music is also pretty cool:

 


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

Tesla coil music is also pretty cool:

 

WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?! Explain!



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:15 PM

WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?! Explain!

All this science, I don't understand, it's just cool.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:33 AM

They "modulate the spark output" to achieve different pitches, then arrange them in whatever rhythm and tempo that they need to make a tune.

Probably altering the voltage and maybe the distance between rods is the trick.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:19 AM

That's pretty sweet!
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