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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


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.


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