18 January 2008
work of genius - the BeatBearing project
I rarely do the video on GJAW b/c it slows the site down. but this is one of my favorite videos in recent memory. it's not as funny as the gay guy that climbed everest, though.
people have invented all kinds of high-tech musical instruments (see the creator of this instruments blog for some good examples). most are silly or near impossible to play. this, not so much. it is a sequencer (a device that makes sounds in sequence, in this case, demo'd as a drum machine) crafted of ball bearings. simple, but effective. this and garageband and you can make all kinds of sweet, sweet beatz. re-purpose the sequence sounds to musical notes and you can make music. that would take forever and you're probably better off learning guitar instead, but still.