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Gloggomobil : Programmable barrel-organ

Gloggomobil : Programmable barrel-organ

Dug sent in his write-up about the Gloggomobil. It’s a really cool, and very expensive, programmable barrel organ that is screaming for a remake. You can start with the keys from a toy xylophone. Read more about the Gloggomobil & the Product Page


12 thoughts on “Gloggomobil : Programmable barrel-organ

  1. Dave says:

    Cool! I saw one of these in the Schwarzwald Museum in Triberg, Germany. (The Black Forest is known for mechanical instruments). I thought the museum made it. Glad to see that it’s available.

  2. Spike says:

    Made in 2003 for the Peter Blake Sculpture Prize (it won). Cost £7.99 for the toy xylophone the other materials came from the skip outside. Took about two days to put together.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Been there, done that, thanks to the Eccentric Genius!

  4. Eloine says:

    I was working on designs on something similar last year, but rather than the glock chimes, the hammers hit piezo’d metal pieces. Didn’t work out so well. in the end it was to be a wind-up drum machine with some type of governor to adjust tempo. The trick is to get the holes straight for the pegs.. Maybe next year.

  5. Kaden says:

    One of the projects in Eccentric Cubicle is Hammerhead Live ( which takes this basic concept and expands the reach and angle of the hammers to let it whack a noise out of just about anything. If you add peizo triggers to the face of each hammer, you can use it as a trigger for your electronic percussion module.

  6. Tolaemon says:

    20 years ago In Spain was sold a nearly identical toy. It was named Xylomatic, you can read more about it here:

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