project since April 2014
Music machines

I’m building a series of robotic instruments that play music based on MIDI input. Inspired by orchestrions and a long fascination I’ve had with fairground organs and street organs, these instruments are meant to entertain, not merely make interesting sounds.

What’s done now

Small victories in the endless race against time:

What’s next

This is a true back-burner of a project, but it’s alive and well. Current research is focused on:

Chris Willard howdy@wllrd.com