cyclo phone by marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente
 
cyclo phone by marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente cyclo phone by marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente
aug 30, 2012

cyclo phone by marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente

cyclo-phone music generator by marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente

new york-based designers marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente have conceived the ‘cyclo-phone’, a bike-powered music machine. by pedaling a stationary bicycle connected to the instrument, users create different rhythms and compositions by cycling at different speeds. the instrument consists of a rubber flap attached to a bicycle rim that slaps on 8 pvc pipes that are held together in a radial configuration by a plastic stock water tank. each pipe is cut at a different length to produce different tones. the installation was fabricated for summer streets 2012 presented by the new york city’s department of transportation in manhattan.

detail

users at summer sreets

close-up

summer streets

front view

mechanisms

sign

cyclo-phones

users

process

diagram

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    latest news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    490,459 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample