Thursday, October 11, 2012

And now for...a guitar solo on a plant?

Science teachers might want to check out the video below.  It would make a pretty engaging project about electricity, assuming (and you're the experts here) it wouldn't electrocute your students., an art and creativity website, had a contest in which people were asked to make a homemade machine.  As it happened the winners both produced machines that make music.  Here's one of the winning entries from Buenos Aires, Argentina:

Kraft test drummie & Robert Plant from NormanBates on Vimeo.

According to Booooooom, Cristian Martínez’s submission is a modified toy affixed with metal sponges, car antennas, and crocodiles clips. He is accompanied by his friend Isis Abigail on an oscillator, using herself and a plant as variable resistor. I love how Isis’ really goes off near the end.

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