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In all other cases you should see a musical instrument, a musical interface, a sound sculpture making music, a weird musical instrument, an odd musical instrument, an experimental musical instrument.

You can also find information about builders of musical instruments or artists using some of the strangest musical instruments you can find on earth. Just browse this pages to find some of the novelty instruments and get some inspiration to make your own musical instruments or sound machines and let me know.

Tuned Stairs
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The Tuned Stairs is a staircase where the steps of the users a turned into sound.On each of the stairs is a matt-switch which activates the instrument-playing mechanism attached on the outside of the banister. The armature is made of steel with a pull-thust solenoid attached to it. Above the solenoid is a tuned resonating bar facing down. As the matt-switch is activated, the solenoid momentarily strikes the resonating bar - resulting in a soft delicate sound resonating through the local area. The matt-switch\'s signal gets fed into an arduino board which then activates the solenoid mechanism through a transistor circuit. Each arduino has its own conduit board built to easily connect the switches to their corresponding solenoid mechanisms.

(from : http://www.plankman.com )


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Different Countries
Different Countries
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Daniel, Hans, Federico, Carlo and Andy
Daniel, Hans, Federico, Carlo and Andy
Andy Cameron (UK),Daniel Hirschmann (South Africa),Hans Raber (Austria),Federico Urdaneta (Columbia),Carlo Zoratti (Italy)
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