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The World's Smallest Guitar... The Nanocaster?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Nick Gann, Aug 4, 2003.


  1. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
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    http://www.news.cornell.edu/science/July97/guitar.ltb.html

    The Nanoguitar

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    The world's smallest guitar is 10 micrometers long -- about the size of a single cell -- with six strings each about 50 nanometers, or 100 atoms, wide. Made by Cornell University researchers from crystalline silicon, it demonstrates a new technology for a new generation of electromechanical device.

    The guitar has six strings, each string about 50 nanometers wide, the width of about 100 atoms. If plucked -- by an atomic force microscope, for example -- the strings would resonate, but at inaudible frequencies. The entire structure is about 10 micrometers long, about the size of a single cell.




    Cool! :D
     
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I've been there, some of that stuff is awesome!
     
  4. There are Wishbasses on that site! :eek: ("Steve Wishnevsky Basses", near the bottom) Well, they're certainly no skatar or circular harp, but they are undeniably odd...

    I want to see someone play a theremin!
     
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    It is an amazing site to see, Joseph wooten plays a mean theremin.
     
  6. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    There are some weird instruments there..
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  8. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    That was then, this is now.

    Welcome, Embellisher, to <marquee>NOW</marquee>


    :D
     
  9. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I wonder if they realized that they made a lefthanded nano guitar. I guess only 10% of the nano people will be able to play the nano guitar... I feel sorry for the right handed nano people.
     
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I said it once, I'll say it again. Scientists are left handed.....all of them :ninja:

    hmm...what happens if you do

    <marquee>:ninja:</marquee>
     
  11. dabshire

    dabshire

    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    So I guess this would be considered a "short scale" guitar?

    :D
     
  12. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    ..So when do we get to see this awesome new technology in practice? :D :cool: