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Science Nation Army

Using video footage and sounds from a working science lab, the Inside Knowledge team at the blast lab at London’s Imperial College have recreated the White Stripes song “Seven Nation Army” using only their laboratory equipment. The bass guitar is played by a sensor output cable. The bass drum was a blast rig. The toms and hi-hat sounds were created using a hammer, a storm case, and oil spray. The cymbal sound was a blast plate while the guitar sounds came from an accelerometer cable with fastening strings. The vocal melody was reproduced by strumming strung laces typically used to contain dummy support legs during a test explosion.

We love this song and were quite impressed with the work these students put into this cover tune. It’s our video of the week. Enjoy.


(via Design Boom)