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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday May 17 2020, @09:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the ker-plink! dept.

All About That Bass – Marble Machine X Keeps Growing:

If you play a string instrument and ever used a capo — the clamping little helper device to smack the pitch up — you may have found yourself wishing that you could use it on any arbitrary fret on each string. Sure, there are partial capos and the spider capo to select individual strings, but you're still limited to transpose along a single fret. Well, [Martin]'s Cyber Capos, a mechanical construct of four arms sliding along the neck, serve exactly that purpose, which allows him to free up his hands for other things while the marbles keep bouncing.

But you don't have to be a bass player, or any musician really, to appreciate [Martin]'s build videos. We praised his general attitude and hacker-like spirit already the first time we mentioned the Marble Machine, and just watching him getting excited about his work and the appreciation for people supporting and assisting in the project, while embracing his mistakes, is a genuine delight.

Cyber Bass - YouTube Video #1
Cyber Bass - YouTube Video #2

(2016-03-02) Wintergatan - a Programmable Music Box With 2,000 Marbles

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by driverless on Sunday May 17 2020, @11:48AM

    by driverless (4770) on Sunday May 17 2020, @11:48AM (#995311)

    There's a huge number of other performances of the Marble Machine song on Youtube, everything from full orchestras to the Domtoren carillon.

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