Build-A-Tune: Programmable Thumb Piano

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Dug North sent in this video of a Programmable Thumb Piano. I really like the heavy metal gear mechanism and the way you reconfigure the instrument. Check out Dug’s site for more information. [Thanks Dug]

This machine uses a series of studded disks to pluck the tongues on an instrument resembling a thumb piano tilted on its side. As the notes to the video remark, by rearranging the disks, the Build-A-Tune offers a near-infinite combination of rhythmic sequences…..

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