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    31 Note MIDI Organ

    I started my new 31 note version of the TOPSY . Having build the Busker and the Topsy (with a glockenspiel) I wanted something in-between that was MIDI controlled and easier to move around. I did play the sample 31 note music on the Topsy that comes with the Topsy and it is very impressive, so I made the decision to start the project. I hope the final organ will be about 20 by 20 and 18 deep. Pipes will be made out of 1/8 cherry. My objective is for a side mounted hand crank and to mount the battery inside the organ as power requirements will be less without the motor. It will have 12 Melody Celeste pipes but no glockenspiel. In total there will be 37 pipes, 5 Bass, 8 Accompaniment, 12 melody and 12 Celeste, I am also working on detailed plans as I go along and CNC files for some parts.
    The attached pictures are of the pipes mounted on a test pressure box top to see how the pipes would fit together
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    That's a lot of pipes packed into a small space. This will be interesting to watch. Take lots of photos for us to keep up with you on this. Very Cool!
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    This is exciting! I'm with Tom, lots of pictures, please.
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    Cool...old world meets the new world. Like the others have said, we'll be looking forward to photos of your progress.
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    One more vote for the photos. I still have my pipe pieces from when I intended to make a Topsy, maybe that will motivate me to finish it.
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    cheers

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    Everybody wanted to see more pictures


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    The amount of work in these is really impressive.

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    Cool keep them coming. Hope we gonna get a sound video of it working at the end

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    Everybody wanted to see more pictures - It is still very much work in progress, looks like I will meet my goal of 20" x 20" for the organ - Next step is to cover the bellows, tune and trim the pipes to length.


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