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VIDEO: Rings of a tree played on a record player

The rings of a tree can tell you the age of a tree, soil and water conditions and even reveal major environmental events.

But what would it sound like if you played those rings like a record?

Bartholomäus Traubeck has answered that burning question with a turntable, PlayStation Eye Camera, a stepper motor to control the arm and Ableton Live software.

This. Is. Epic. I need one of these for the office. I’d love to hear the differences in types of wood. I bet mahogany is rich and sultry while pine would be tinny and forgettable.

Can’t wait for Apple to start mass merchandising this technology.

[via Make]