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Xylophone Machine Answered

Just had this idea, and in a flurry of building, I have a prototype. It's a knex machine that plays the xylophone. Right now, it can only play five notes eight times. I am hoping to increase this. In the photo, the machine is rigged to play the opening of the Imperial March :D

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cool knex13
cool knex13

10 years ago

wow dose it work?

If yes then that is great!



5/5

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Applejacks
Applejacks

12 years ago

That is damn sexy. And i'm a percussionist. But I'm not about to bring my (dusty) knex to band.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

This is the type of thing that redeems the knexers.

Some of them, anyway.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Yep. I like to see the knex projects that aren't Yet Another Gun.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

- Seconded Finally there's a good use for knex

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 12 years ago

what makes this better?(no offence to the machine or anything)

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

its actually built to do a task not like firing a gun there have been inventors to make several, robot-like machines that could make drawings with a a very similar process

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

What about this?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

That's cool. I like it.

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

Gracias.

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Aar000n3y
Aar000n3y

12 years ago

Woah, I was listening to The Imperial March right as I read this O_o

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

12 years ago

Reminds me of animusic!

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jollex
jollex

12 years ago

This is awesome! You should make a video so we can hear it play.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Agreed - an ible with an associated video is a must.

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Vynash
Vynash

Reply 12 years ago

it almost seems like you're clinging to knex :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Shepherding.

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Vynash
Vynash

Reply 12 years ago

LOL!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

:-)

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Vynash
Vynash

Reply 12 years ago

:-D

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

:-|)

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Vynash
Vynash

Reply 12 years ago

:-[)

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

:-{)

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Vynash
Vynash

Reply 12 years ago

take the tree man!!! / \ /~ ~\ / > \ / -- \ III

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

Take Ax man.


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Vynash
Vynash

Reply 12 years ago

lol

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

Wait I'll try again. ____________ |......O.....O..........| |.....\_____/........| |....__________| |...| |...| |...| |...| |...| |...| |...| |...| |_|

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Vynash
Vynash

Reply 12 years ago

/ \ /~ ~\ / > \ / -- \ III ahhh hes coming to kill me ahhhhhhh

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

Well that got totally messed up.

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Vynash
Vynash

Reply 12 years ago

not much

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

12 years ago

You have just given me a great idea my friend...

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

Hint?

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 12 years ago

i tried that. it's not that easy. unlike a xylophone piano keys have wight that needs to be overcome for it to work right. and because of that the note playing hands need to be hooked right into the gear mech(just dropping the note players like on this won't give it enough power to play the note). this limits your note playing capability/how many notes you can play. mine failed. i bet you could find out a better way to make it work though :-)

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah. I have A idea that would be pheaseable (I think). It may require all the notes to be sustained though.

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jollex
jollex

Reply 12 years ago

You could just use something like this but have the big wheel go the other way.

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

Reply 12 years ago

Darn it... (i was thinking that)

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Bartboy
Bartboy

12 years ago

I thought of using wine bottles, but this is better.

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

12 years ago

This is amazing!!! you have to post!

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knexfan9182
knexfan9182

12 years ago

W0\/\/! I like it pretty cool idea and you don't have to do a string reset or any thing just turn on a motor and it plays.

Noooooooooooo!! Beaten again! But I must say it is probably a fair bit more reliable than my winding balls of string!! :) Good job!