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Buzz Bomb Pipe Organ

Take a series of V1 buzz bombs with different tube lengths tuned to the keys on an organ.
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Hook each key of a keyboard to their respective buzz bomb and play tunes like "The Happy Organ". Only on buzz bombs.
doctorremulac3, Feb 23 2019

This only terrifyingly loud. https://www.youtube...watch?v=FQxvisyl4Pk
[doctorremulac3, Feb 23 2019]

But seriously, this would be awsome played on buzz bombs. https://www.youtube...watch?v=8XT4u_Hr0W8
My favorite keyboard piece. [doctorremulac3, Feb 23 2019]

Stalin's Organ https://www.youtube...watch?v=u4ntSKVPiJ4
not a happy tune to hear if you're a German soldier in the second world war [xenzag, Feb 23 2019]

10 hours of nyan nyan neko song https://www.youtube...watch?v=wZZ7oFKsKzY
[not_morrison_rm, Feb 23 2019]

As Slow as Possible https://en.wikipedi...As_Slow_as_Possible
By John Cage [notexactly, Feb 24 2019]

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. https://upload.wiki...10_facing_south.jpg
[not_morrison_rm, Feb 24 2019]

Robert Goddard https://www.youtube...watch?v=bKnsKkN0kmQ
The American innovator who paved the pathway to the planets and beyond. [doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2019]

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       I think we did this. Give me a minute.   

       Nope. Every link here is dead and if you search here for "flame organ" you can see the dead links for yourself.   

       Why can't dead links auto-redirect to their wayback machine page once defunct anyway?   

       The flame is a bonus, the sound is generated by...   

       I should change this to buzz bomb organ because that's what it is.
doctorremulac3, Feb 23 2019
  

       Jerry should used the V1 with many tubes, playing whatever was the German anthem at the time.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 23 2019
  

       //Stalin's Organ   

       Yes, but could it play the Nyan Nyan cat tune - I think not? Link to 10 hour loop ver.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 23 2019
  

       The link reminds me of an idea I had once to record the world's longest song. It was a purposefully horrible protest piece against the dumbing down of music and the idea was to loop it and put it on some medium, say a hundred terrabite hard drive.   

       Not sure how long you could get it. By having a mono track of very low quality you might be able to get several years in length. Then tell the Guinness Book of World Record guys about it maybe.   

       You could even have an ongoing contest to break that record as well which would just be a contest to fill more disk space with more horrible music than the last guy. Might eventually get into songs thousand of years long, maybe more.   

       Hey, nobody likes my Buzz Bomb Pipe Organ idea. Too soon?
doctorremulac3, Feb 24 2019
  

       ^ ah yes, Filibuster in G#minor
FlyingToaster, Feb 24 2019
  

       //Too soon?//   

       No, it's just not clear how it would work.   

       I mean, OK, a V1 is a metal tube, and so is an organ pipe. An organ pipe has a perpendicular slot and (I think) some sort of reed inside it. A V1 has a pulse-jet engine, which makes a buzzing noise.   

       A tune is built around an ordered collection of notes of defined pitch and length.   

       So, suppose you build many V1s with engines pulsing at different frequencies, you have a choice of pitches. But if you launch one from, say, Picardy to Hendon, then that one note will be sustained far too long. And if you arranged the performance to be heard from the target area, then the percussion would tend to obscure the melody.   

       You could have an array of pulse-jets held in place, and play a tune by switching them on and off. But then, there'd be no role for the fuselage or wings, so you wouldn't really be playing on buzz-bombs at all.   

       On the positive side, while looking up pulse-jets on wikipedia, I found this.   

       "Robert Goddard invented a pulsejet engine in 1931, and demonstrated it on a jet-propelled bicycle."   

       I had never heard of Robert Goddard, but I have a big croissant for his jet-propelled bicycle. But not for this idea.
pertinax, Feb 24 2019
  

       //I had never heard of Robert Goddard// American daredevil, his efforts later superseded by Wehrner von Braun (whose brother Magnus actually rode the bicycle, currently on display in a rocket museum in Huntsville Alabama).
FlyingToaster, Feb 24 2019
  

       Coincidentally, there is a damn great NASA space center called the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.   

       Obviously there's only so many names to go around, names mix-ups are bound to happen.   

       Link to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 24 2019
  

       From the link, I note that Stalin's organ pointed upward at 45°
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 24 2019
  

       ...and shot streams of white hot fire. I'd have that looked into.
doctorremulac3, Feb 24 2019
  

       Organ made of pulse-jet engines... you'd have to be careful of the bass chords; too many low notes at once, and you'd take off!   

       [pertinax]; never heard of Robert Goddard?! With all the blowing-things-up discussed around here, I would have thought most halfbakers would have a least seen the name.
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 25 2019
  

       I'd shorten his last name. He's my hero.   

       Plus he's 'Murcan! (see link)   

       Please watch the whole video in his honor.
doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2019
  

       TIL
pertinax, Feb 26 2019
  
      
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