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Ranjit Bhatnagar took one of those punched-strip programmable music box kits, put a half-twist in the strip, and looped it back on itself to make an endlessly-looping Möbius strip music box. The melody plays through once, and then a second time with the ordering of the notes on the scale reversed. An interesting compositional challenge, if nothing else.

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Becky Stern says:

    Gotta love Ranjit’s projects!!

  2. SteveC says:

    Perhaps this could be combined with this:
    http://www.josleys.com/Canon/Canon.html

  3. Poco Curante says:

    So if this mobius strip were encoded with a palindromic song, it would sound like the same tune played over and over!

    Now that I think of it, not exactly, because it would have to be the same upside down as rightside up, not forward and backward.

    More info on mobius strips:
    http://www.indepthinfo.com/mathematics/mobius-strip.shtml

    Thanks for the interesting post.

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