All the Instruments In This Excellent Rock Band Are Played by Actual Rocks

Last year, artist Neil Mendoza turned a hamster running in a wheel into a talented sketch artist. This year he’s pulled off an even more amazing feat by turning inanimate rocks into a talented (literal) rock band that plays a surprisingly decent cover of The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.”


The band features a series of electromechanical devices that make music by firing small rocks at aluminum keys, spinning rocks and hurling them against a piece of marble, or by simply slapping larger stones with strips of fake leather. The band’s lead is actually a computer running a MIDI player, but if you’re curious about more of the technical details, Mendoza has created an entire Instructables tutorial detailing how he built it.


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Very nice, but it reminds me quite a bit of the Marble Machine