Only @ the MAKE store – Edison-Style cup phonograph kit

New @ the MAKE store – Edison-Style cup phonograph kit – From Gakken’s Sophisticated Science Kit for Adults, this replica kit uses the same technology that Thomas Edison used, replacing Edison’s waxed pipe and stylus, the kit uses a plastic cup and a needle, but the end results are the same! You record your own voice on a plastic cup — and play it back! Here’s how it works, your voice vibrates the air minutely when it gets into the horn. Then the vibration is conducted to the needle and is translated into a wavy movement of the needle and carves a groove onto the cup.

When replaying, the reverse is true, the waves of the carved groove vibrate the needle and the vibration is conducted to the horn and the sound is produced from the horn. Make is proud to be the exclusive distributor in North America for these brilliant kits. We only a few, get one now!

18 thoughts on “Only @ the MAKE store – Edison-Style cup phonograph kit

  1. OK, so just to clarify before I throw down my 35 bucks, does the kit build the really super sweet one shown in the images at the top of the article, or the wooden one from the video?

  2. @DirkusMaximus – the shipping one is the super-sweet one shown in the images, the one in the video was the one i saw in japan, also nice – but not as nice!

  3. Awesome video. Awful video player.

    An advertisement with no off button is offensive in the extreme.

    C’mon guys, there Must be some Other way of paying for your bandwidth.


  4. @sean, what are you talking about – the video? can you send a screen shot of “the ad” or do you mean the video of the kit?

  5. Sweet! As a radio guy and vintage-audiophile, I’ve got to have one of these! Not only fun to play with, but send guests home with the coolest party favors ever.

    “No Joe, it isn’t just a plastic cup, it’s a TALKING plastic cup!”

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