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Lyricsbox 3-Up
From the MAKE Flickr photo pool

While visiting family over Thanksgiving I witnessed this device in use – “Mark’s Magic Box” displays song lyrics and note changes to simplify band rehearsals. The setup uses a laptop + LCD for storage and display – controlled via foot-pedal which was built from a mouse and housed in a handmade metal enclosure. A teleprompter for music – very cool!

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • Mark

    Someone asked on flicker the software used. Nothing too magical – just powerpoint. This will be used live and it will sit next to the vocal monitor I am building.

    Mark – the maker of the magic box.

  • Collin Cunningham

    Thanks Mark!