#63 Washing Line

Mechanism #63, named the “washing line”, was invented by the children of Lawn Primary School in Derby, with assistance from the 88 Pianists team at the University of Nottingham.

An ingenious idea for a clothes washing line as a mechanism from Lawn Primary school. We created a sliding pole for a washing line with an 88 pianist t-shirt hanging from it to complete the design.

The main challenge was creating a washing line pole which was stable enough to play the piano key. It was decided to make the pole shorter and be activated by a string to pull the lever and play the piano key.