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Intel Recreates Animusic’s Pipe Dream Music Machine in Real Life

In 2001 there was a wildly popular CGI video created by Animusic called Pipe Dream that featured an awesome Rube-Goldberg’esque music making machine. Intel built a equally as awesome real world version of it, check out this video to see it in action.

So how does it compare to the original video? Pretty darn well if we do say so; check out the original Animusic animation here:

Not a bad CGI-to-reality conversion, eh? You can check out more videos of the Intel project here.

[via Neatorama]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/15/12

Comments (8)

  1. Anybodysguess

    SWEEEEET! I remember that video, I saw it a few years after it came out, I remember thinking, “It would be cool if that was real”!

  2. Iszi

    Impressive, but the pneumatic gunfire does grate the nerves just a bit.

  3. Moosester

    I have a fever-and the only cure is MORE COWBELL!!

  4. r

    well, it’s a nice attempt that seems to prove that machines have absolutely no soul to groove.

  5. Pete C

    Wow! Forced me to dig out my 2 original CD’s.

  6. Brendan B

    Stuff like this makes me proud to have the complete Animusic Blu-ray. Excuse me while I spend the entire weekend watching it.

  7. Ryan

    Kind of let down…..the instruments can’t be making the actual music, everything looks like it’s just made out of plastic. So the devices throws the ball, the target lights up as if it played the note and then the machine actually plays a prerecorded note? That is what it looks like to me at least.

  8. bartman2589

    Certainly goes a long way to explaining why Intel products are so expensive compared to AMD. All the money they poured into making that thing (and probably many other projects, which really weren’t needed by anyone, it’s just a whimsical creation), could have helped offset the costs of Intel’s products a fair bit I’d venture.

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