Wednesday, December 06, 2006

On the lighter side

Showing the possibilities when minds and hands work together…

From unknown source:
“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 [and] 97% of the […] components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft Iowa […]

“It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video…

“It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is […] slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.”
UPDATE: Oops, I've been spoofed…but, it’s a great video…

From Urban Legends website:
“False. The video is amazing, no question, but the “fantastic machine” depicted therein wasn’t built out of farm equipment parts at the University of Iowa. It’s an example, rather, of the incredible 3D computer animation created by Wayne Lytle and his team at Animusic in Austin, Texas. No such machine exists in the real world. Nor, for the record, is there a “Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory,” a “Sharon Wick School of Engineering,” nor a “Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall” at the University of Iowa. The caption accompanying the video in emails circulating since November 2006 is entirely fictitious, authored by an anonymous prankster. You can view a clip from the original video, entitled “Pipe Dream,” in its proper context here.”


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