5 WAYS TO MAKE FUNKY TUNES
Wait – don’t throw out that old printer just yet! Kyle Pastor reckons you could use it to make some hoppin’ dance grooves. In the right hands, your aging accessories could give your office space a whole new vibe. Just wait until you hear the scanner sing…
5. House of the Rising Sun played by the Tesla Coil Conductors
Tesla coils are doughnut-shaped electrical transformers that produce huge voltages. They are known for their ability to produce exciting electrical displays; the voltage from a Tesla coil gets so high that it actually breaks down the air molecules around it, letting electricity pass through air like lightning. In this video, a Tesla coil is tuned to play ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by the Animals. The large sparks you see are actually lots of small sparks that are being produced very quickly. By altering how fast the coil generates sparks, you can create musical tones. It’s truly an inspired use of technology… just don’t get too close.
4. Intel Orchestra performed in the key of ‘puff’
What do you get when you mix paintball guns, musical instruments and the super-brains at Intel? Something I like to call the ‘pft pft’ machine. The system in the video uses computation, real time input, and timed choreography to produce the lovely music you hear... if you can get past the ‘pft-ing’.