The Cyclo-phone is a wonderfully weird contraption that makes beautiful music. Well, beautiful is subjective. Essentially, the Cyclo-phone is made up of an orchestral instrument that has been hooked up to two stationary bikes. Depending on the speed at which these bikes are being pedalled, the music machine plays different sounds and rhythms.
Designed by duo Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, the Cyclo-phone was created for the Summer Streets 2012 presented by the Department of Transportation in New York City. Made using off-the-shelf materials, the Cyclo-phone has a rubber flap attached to a bicycle rim which then slaps on eight PVC pipes of varying lengths, held together in a radial configuration by a plastic stock tank. A crafty-looking creation, the Cyclo-phone is both fun and entertaining.
Bicycle-Powered Music Machines
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