This is almost unbelievable.
See how all of the
balls wind up in catcher cones.
This incredible machine was built as a
collaborative effort between the Robert M.
Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick
School of Engineering at the University of Iowa.
Amazingly, 97% of the machines components came
from John Deere Industries and Irrigation
Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa. Yes, farm
It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of
set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning
before filming this video but as you can see, it
was WELL worth the effort. It is now on display
in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the
University and is already slated to be donated
to the Smithsonian.