Just been tipped off about this flying ball-bearing music machine (thanks Ben!). Would be great to combine this with the BeatBearing somehow, there’s a lot of possible design variations…

BEARINGS GLOCKEN is a musical instrument that automatically performs a glockenspiel using steel ball for bearings, said to be the world’s most perfect sphere on earth.
The steel ball is finished into a nearly perfect sphere, and has the property of uninformly bouncing back, over and over.
BEARINGS GLOCKEN uses this property in a musical instrument.

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March 22, 2010 at 3:49 pm

hi, just curious. may i know what is Sonic Arts roughly about? and what interesting things would you be able to learn from it?

March 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Sonic art is essentially the same as `sound art’ (check the wikipedia entry)… for me it means the creation of new tools and instruments for manipulating sound. Hope that helps!

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April 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm

That is bloody excellent. Reminds me of Javier’s water droplet sequencer

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