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I would like to see them construct a music machine, keeps a beat(bangs some pipes or something against some metal etc) and makes sort of a song or tune with hollow tubes and air, wood, different metals etc. With correct timing you can do anything with engines or generators along with pulleys and gears. Whatcha think?

-- Brad (, January 11, 2001


Geo, one of the NERDS, has a web page where he shows an organ he made where fire comes out of the pipes. I'd like to see them make something like that.

-- Richard Manahan (, January 11, 2001.

Yea, a music machine would rock! No pun intended... Well, yes there was! Does Junkyard Wars have a theme song? That would have to be it! The winner could become the new sound track for the series opening! - Mike

-- Mike Hojnowski (, January 12, 2001.

As a musician, I would like to see this challenge.

As a JY/SC fan, I would really like to see this challenge.

-- Karl Olson (aka The Stereo Logic) (, January 12, 2001.

As an ex musician, I think this would be a killer challenge, and would like to see them figure out the pitches(good math). The teams could be told to make a machine to play the musical notes in time as written on a score given to them without telling them what it is. It would be the "JYW" theme. An osilliscope and microphone, or frequency counter could be furnished to tune the components without giving away the secret of the tune. Maybe they could play "Big Ben's" eight notes. I noticed that the first three seem to be closely related to the first three notes in the "JYW" theme. Waddy "Rustys" "ex"

-- Waddy Thompson (, January 12, 2001.

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