• Have you ever wanted to play an instrument, that didn't require you to touch it at all? Well then check out the Theremin! Invented in 1919 by Leon Theremin

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    How about an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin (Yes, THE Benjamin Franklin) in 1761?

    The Glass Armonica!

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    New instruments are being invented all the time. The newest is a "Marble Machine" built by Martin Molin, who also composed the music you hear.

     

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    How did he build this? How long did it take? Well, let's find out!

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    Where did he get his idea? Well, marble machines have been around for a long time. But a group called Animusic made a computer animated music video that looks very similar. It could have inspired the marble machine.

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    The video that Animusic made, inspired Intel to create the same machine as in the video. It only took them 3 months to build and write the programming!

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    What instrument do you think could be invented next? Maybe the next one will be your idea!