A Novel use of O’Reilly books (video)

This definitely falls into the category of someone having too much time on his hands.

The neat part about this is the amount of work that went into it. The hacker who made the xylophone had trouble finding books at first. Most didn't have a good sound, so he soaked the books in a glue solution and then a sugar water solution. I t didn't help any. Then he noticed that O'Reilly printed books on a different quality of paper, and he was able to use them as-is.

There's a fair amount of detail on his website (in Japanese), but what made it through Google Translate was mostly gibberish.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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