By Andrew Liszewski
Does anybody remember that Animusic animation that ATI used to demo their RADEON 9700 cards? Like way back in 2002? Well here’s an incredibly simple, though real-life version, that uses ball bearings to play a glockenspiel, or for all intents and purposes, a xylophone. The various ‘keys’ are arranged in a cascading staircase so that the ball bearings bounce from one to the next after they’re dropped. The music was specifically composed to complement the rhythm and limited playing capabilities of ball bearings and gravity, but the results, as you can see and hear in the video below, are still quite impressive.