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Ed Haas shows his Calliope #5, a handmade pyrophone, at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. Controlled by a midi keyboard, this wind instrument is similar to an organ, but has the ability to shoot fire if propane gas is used in addition to air when sounding the pipes.

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  1. Tim Kemp says:

    It looks cool.  Too bad the video didn’t let us hear the instrument.

  2. Denise Tingxi Lee says:

    Yup, the intro is longer than the interview! Why! Can it be a little snappier?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not a toot nor a single flare!
    And no detail on design or construction, at all…

    Fail!

  4. Liam Kearney says:

    Pyrophone? What pyrophone? Did YOU see a pyrophone. Re-title this Old Bearded Guy Blathers over some nice music. Sheesh!

  5. Where is the part of it actually pyrophoning (or even phoning)?  All talk, no action.

    Lame.Fail

  6. Anonymous says:

    That was as exciting as a pr0n movie with all of the sex scenes cut out.

  7. qwerty123 says:

    I haven’t been teased this hard since that Junior accounting major took me out for a night of drinks my freshman year ’84.  (back when the drinking age was 18)

  8. Aloïs RENARD says:

    what the point of doing a video about an instrument we can’t hear ?

  9. Jay Arrrr says:

    Well, that was 1:22 of my life I’ll never have back…

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  11. Peter Simpson says:

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    Large Hot Pipe Organ

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    ?

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