This Mechanical Beat Machine Filled with Random Things for Instruments Is So Fun

By Casey Chan on at

I wish I could see more of the build process for artist Koka Nikoladze’s mechanical beat machines but the little teasers of shaping springs and wires and wood in the video will have to do. In the end, the machines become adorably weird music boxes that are totally programmable and can “produce different kinds of rhythmic and melodic patterns.”

Who knew a plastic ruler, some metal coils, and other totally random objects could make good noise?

Koka's Beat Machine No. 1 from nikoladze on Vimeo.

Koka's Beat Machine No. 2 from nikoladze on Vimeo.