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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 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



It takes a very long time to down load. I wish I could find the Windows Media Players Version.


http://www.wat.tv/video/71143/Loul-Fant ... chine.html
 

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Don Stefanik said:
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



It takes a very long time to down load. I wish I could find the Windows Media Players Version.


http://www.wat.tv/video/71143/Loul-Fant ... chine.html
That's great. That's what I want to do when I retire... build things like that. Plenty of time. :lol:
 

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the animation does sound good though, and looks very cool. 8)
 

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Wasn't there other videos too? Maybe 2 or 3? I saw them a long time ago.
 

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Smithsonian says it ain't real

ambabcock -----Original Message-----
From: Smithsonian Information [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 10:59 AM

Subject: Re: question on claimed exhibit earmarked for Smithsonian

Anne Babcock


Your inquiry of 14 November 2006 concerning a musical instrument made from farm machinery pieces has been received in the Smithsonian's Public Inquiry Mail Service office for a response.

The web site you referred us to shows a computer enhanced or animated creation - as indicated by the caption "Musique Animation" - and not an actual musical instrument. Further, we were unable to find any reference to a Robert M. Trammel Music Conservatory and the University of Iowa does not have a Sharon Wick School of Engineering nor a Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall.

The Institution cannot accept a donation of something that doesn't exist.

We appreciate your interest in the Smithsonian Institution18/11/2006 04:58
 

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ambabcock -----Original Message-----
From: Smithsonian Information [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 10:59 AM

Subject: Re: question on claimed exhibit earmarked for Smithsonian

Anne Babcock


Your inquiry of 14 November 2006 concerning a musical instrument made from farm machinery pieces has been received in the Smithsonian's Public Inquiry Mail Service office for a response.

The web site you referred us to shows a computer enhanced or animated creation - as indicated by the caption "Musique Animation" - and not an actual musical instrument. Further, we were unable to find any reference to a Robert M. Trammel Music Conservatory and the University of Iowa does not have a Sharon Wick School of Engineering nor a Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall.

The Institution cannot accept a donation of something that doesn't exist.

We appreciate your interest in the Smithsonian Institution


I saw this last nite on the PBS channel. Lasted about 30 minutes, 3 or more videos. Animated but looks real as heck!
 
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