I received an e-mail from a friend the other day and thought it was interesting enough to share with as many people as possible. Among other things about this interesting video is the fact that it is made from farm equipment parts, which are very closely related to construction equipment.
Make sure you read the following:
Read this first, then watch.
This is almost unbelievable. See how all of the balls wind up in catcher cones.
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.
Amazingly, 97% of the machines components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa …Yes, farm equipment! It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as you can see it was WELL worth the effort.
It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.