#61 Ding Dropper

Mechanism #61, named the “ding dropper”, was invented by the children of Lawn Primary School in Derby, with assistance from the 88 Pianists team at the University of Nottingham.

A great and vibrant design from Lawn Primary school. Inspiration was taken from the rainbows, bright colours and unicorn sketch. The design consists of a unicorn body with a nodding head attached to a string to activate the lever and play the piano key.

A fun challenge was how to include all the great ideas of rainbows, bright colours and unicorns from the sketch into a working mechanism. The solution was, naturally, a brightly coloured unicorn!