Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Every Instrument In This Rock Band Is Played by Rocks

 |  |  |  |  |  |  March 14, 2017


Last year, artist and inventor Neil Mendoza turned a hamster running in a wheel into art. How do you follow up such a feat? By creating a rock band of course. Powered by real rocks.


In his latest work, Neil turned rocks into an actual rock band that plays a cover of The Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun. You would think that something by the Rolling Stones would have been more appropriate.

The band is basically a bunch of electromechanical devices that make music by firing small rocks at aluminum keys, spinning rocks and hurling them against a piece of marble, or by slapping larger stones with fake leather. The rocks are both the musicians and the instruments. The band’s lead is a computer with a MIDI player.

Want to build one yourself? Mendoza has created an Instructables tutorial showing you how. This is true rock music.

[via Sploid]



Floppy Drive Video Demo

Floppy Drive Video Demo

Tesla’s Paradise

Tesla’s Paradise

Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Faraday Future FF 91 Tipped for 2022 Launch

Faraday Future FF 91 Tipped for 2022 Launch

AC Cobra Series 1 Electric Combines Classic Style with Electric Power

AC Cobra Series 1 Electric Combines Classic Style with Electric Power

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR Could Fetch $10 million at Auction

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR Could Fetch $10 million at Auction

Advertisement