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I first wrote about Denver puzzlemaker Kagen Schaefer’s gorgeous purpleheart butcherblock benchtop two years ago, and now Kagen’s knocked me out again with this nigh-unbelievable desk. It features eight working wooden organ pipes that play notes when when you push in the various drawers, and a pneumatic computer that can recognize a particular melody and open a secret compartment in response. On top of that, the pneumatic lock can be reprogrammed to recognize other melodies, and the whole enchilada is made entirely of wood. Holy smokes. [via adafruit]

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. JakeO says:

    We need a video of it in action.

  2. barold says:

    I hope this is the tune required:

  3. Alex says:

    video or it doesn’t do anything

  4. Anonymous says:

    Even without video, it’s still freaking amazing.  I believe.

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