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Rainmill

Rain-powered Music Box
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Utilizing the gravitational power of rain, there is a small "rainmill" hooked up to a waterproof musicbox, slowly turning.

As the raindrops catch in the buckets on the mill, it turns, also turning the little cylinder in the musicbox.

A melody comes forth from the small box.

Of course, it is playing "Singing in the Rain".

DesertFox, Nov 08 2004

What a great addition this would make to my fountains http://www.halfbake...0Weather_20Fountain
[Worldgineer, Nov 08 2004]

Rain Bells http://www.scottsof...en-GB&product=27110
Not quite "music", but quite nice anyhow [Klaatu, Nov 10 2004]

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       Nice!
cromagnon, Nov 08 2004
  

       "raindrops keep fallin' on your head..."
po, Nov 08 2004
  

       Surely this could power my cellphone !
Gridley, Nov 08 2004
  

       (+)
  

       Works for me. +
sartep, Nov 08 2004
  

       The beauty of this one is that it isn't used to generate power in any way, just tinkle a little.
wagster, Nov 08 2004
  

       What, it can't play "My Girl?"   

       Bread anyway.
shapu, Nov 08 2004
  

       what shapu said. [+]
Pericles, Nov 08 2004
  

       How's about a honky-tonk pianola? It could play cockney knees-up tunes as the rain falls.
wagster, Nov 08 2004
  

       What a horrible thought. "It's raining Chas and Daves."   

       + for you though, DF.
lostdog, Nov 08 2004
  

       The Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain" for me...
hippo, Nov 09 2004
  

       You could put these in modified drainpipes and have yourself some kind of pipe organ.
RayfordSteele, Nov 09 2004
  

       Excellent. I like the fact that the lighter the rain, the slower the tune would be played.   

       I'm racking my brain to think of other ways of making music from the weather in your garden. Wind chimes have been done......lightening theremin anyone...?
stupop, Nov 09 2004
  

       If you could direct the raindrops somehow, time them using some sort of valve or mechanical means out of a spout, you could place timpani heads underneath them and have some great music. As a matter of fact...
RayfordSteele, Nov 10 2004
  

       //I'm racking my brain to think of other ways of making music from the weather in your garden. Wind chimes have been done......lightening theremin anyone//   

       Rain Bells <link>
Klaatu, Nov 10 2004
  

       Very cute. [+]
Machiavelli, Feb 01 2005
  

       This is good.
bungston, Feb 08 2005
  

       + "Box Of Rain"-Grateful Dead song. +
xandram, Apr 19 2006
  
      
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