Turntable that "plays" the rings of a tree

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13 Responses to “Turntable that "plays" the rings of a tree”

  1. DreamboatSkanky says:

    “Let me bring you songs from the wood…”

  2. Christopher says:

    This takes sowing the seeds of discord to a whole new level.

  3. RadioSilence says:

    Where do they find trees with spiral rings? ;)

    • Similarly, I was wondering how they account for the fact that the rings aren’t perfectly spherical. Surely what we’re hearing is actually the ‘needle’ drifting from one ring to another, not tracking a ring? Maybe it’s smarter than I’m assuming.

      I guess that’s not technically important either way – as the result is pretty nifty.

      • awjt says:

        All they have to do is take a tree cookie, cut it in half along a diameter, then offset the two halves by 1 ring and glue them back together.  Now it’s a spiral. Technically, a double-spiral.

  4. awjt says:

    “But, but, my tree record is skipping.”
    “That’s because it’s concentric.”

  5. It’s catchier than Metal Machine Music.

  6. gnp says:

    Tree music technology has come a long way since 1960!

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