RobOrchestra Project Update
JANUARY 13, 2013 | PACE NALBONE
Roborchestra has been making progress on their latest instrument, BrassBot. The beginning of the testing is at the beginning of the instrument, the mouthpiece. They have been working with a variety of designs for the "mouth" (from which compressed air will blow into the trumpet) and the "lips". The current design of the lips is a pair of small balloons, filled with either water or chocolate syrup. In the course of a single work session, they were able to play notes with shop air blowing through the chocolate lips. The music was clear, and quite loud, both good signs for fast progress on this latest section of the orchestra.