24. August 2009 · 1 comment · Categories: Videos

I have to admit that I’m skeptical about the first one being entirely real, but it’s fun even if it has been cooked slightly on someone’s computer. The attached background said it is a 13,029-hour collaboration between music and engineering students (now, isn’t that a stretch?) at the University of Iowa and that most of the parts came from the John Deere factory down the road. Thanks to my friend Iby Haidari for passing it along:

The above is from here, where I was introduced to the video blow. Gotta give credit where credit is due! (It bugs me when people find videos at my site and post ’em as if they just found ’em when I’m just sure there were seen here first. Yeah, I’m petty that way!)

For the record, I’m doubting that it’s real as well. Doesn’t mean it isn’t fun and clever.

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  1. I’ve seen this stuff on PBS in the past – I’ve always assumed it was completely CGI (I don’t see how they could control the flight of the balls based on the way it’s feeding in, but then, I’m a software guy).