April 26, 2017

"The rock band is composed of electromechanical instruments that make music with rocks by throwing them through the air, slapping them and making them vibrate."

"The song that they're playing, Here Comes the Sun, is biographical, describing the daily experience of a rock sitting on the ground."



Rock Band from Neil Mendoza on Vimeo.

"The rock band is made up of the following members..."
Pinger - fires small rocks at aluminium keys using solenoids.
Spinner - launches magnetic rocks, Hematite, at pieces of marble. Rocks are launched by spinning magnets using Applied Motion applied-motion.com stepper motors.
Slapper - slaps rocks with fake leather.
Buzzer - vibrates the plunger of a solenoid against a piece of marble.

12 comments:

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I'll stick with Ringing Rocks.

CJinPA said...

This is exactly how we will colonize Mars.

Fernandinande said...

Pinger Spinner Slapper Buzzer

But no Crusher or Exploder to silence the obnoxious noises?

jaydub said...

People who have heard the music say it sounds just like Dylan.

EDH said...

The Beau Brummelstones

Freeman Hunt said...

Most annoying rock band ever. Neat though.

JOB said...

Once again, the message is the medium:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8I6qt_Z0Cg

Big Mike said...

Back in the 1960s I heard worse. And, of course, this is still way better than disco was!

Unknown said...

See your rocks and raise you marbles

'TreHammer said...

Blogger jaydub said...
People who have heard the music say it sounds just like Dylan.

4/26/17, 9:50 AM

"I don't care who you are, that's funny right there"...Mater

Sebastian said...

Just wait till this rock band offers to play on an airplane.

Pianoman said...

From the Too Much Free Time On My Hands Department: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht96HJ01SE4