Yvonne Carts-Powell

MAKE | Waterwheel Powered Musicboxes

In beautiful, hilarious, technology on September 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

This tickles my fancy: an electric pump raises water to an upper pond, where it then falls, using gravity to drive the rotation of a water wheel. The mechanical rotation of the water wheel pulls about 300 m loop of rope through a variety of pulleys, some of which incorporate small mechanical music boxes. It’s a huge and oddly beautiful Rube Goldberg machine.

See the video at the link below:

MAKE | Waterwheel Powered Musicboxes.

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