Spider Drill Piano Produces Symphony of Cacaphony

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Brazilian artist Paulo Nenflidio, who's currently showing off his work in Arizona, creates weird noise-producing sculptures like this robot drill spider, which ends up sounding as frightening as it looks.

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Each of the six hammer drills is linked keys on the main body's keyboard. When a key is pressed, it causes the drills to start operating, producing a terrible calamitous sound. The keyboard is sensitive to pressure, so pressing down harder causes the bit to drill faster. Like so:


It's like the world's most aggressive piano ever. [Makezine]

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ranwanimator
ranwanimator

This thing reminds me of the little assassin robots in "Runaway" (Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons). Those things creeped me out as a kid.