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A Record Player That Plays Slices of Wood

First Choice Industrial Woodworking Machinery DealerWith the aid of a new technology called Arduino, tree-rings can be translated the “reading of the rings” into music.  Using this open-sourced electronics platform to provide music, along with a digital camera device similar to that of a webcam, the data is mapped to a scale which is defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture).

Arduino Record Player Playing Wood

Click the video below (titled: Years from Bartholomaus Traubeck ) to hear  the music created by this thin slice of ash wood from RoHol,: a company in upper Austria that specializes in cutting thin veneer


YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.

A record player that plays slices of wood.
Modified record player, wood, sleeves. 2011

Thanks to: Pro-ject Audio, Karla Spiluttini, Ivo Francx, Rohol


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