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There’s something mesmerizing about a steel ball on a track. It’s the anticipation, I suppose. In Thinking Machine by Martin Riches and Masahiro Miwa the artists have cleverly implemented a ternary computer with levers and tracks that constantly cycle steel balls down internal structures towards three chimes that ring out a computed melody. [via Automation Blog]

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  1. saimhe.myid.net says:

    Which part encodes the melody? Or is it the initial arrangement of balls?