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Goldfish "playing" wine glasses

By Shane Graber - Posted Dec 20, 2012 11:00 AM
Many of us have heard that eerily beautiful sound a crystal wine glass makes when rubbed gently with a wet finger. Now, an artist has created a display in which goldfish can play those exact same notes.
Goldfish "playing" wine glasses

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Using motion sensors, sound equipment, and an aquarium full of goldfish, artist Henry Chu created what he calls a Fish Harp.

The Fish Harp is comprised of an aquarium filled with goldfish with a sheet of clear glass covering the top.  A variety of different glasses filled to various levels of liquid sit on top of the glass sheet. Above each glass is a motion sensor that senses when a fish swims underneath it. When the motion sensor registers motion under a given glass (i.e. a fish swam underneath it), it triggers the sound system to play a given wine glass note.

Sit back and enjoy:

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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