A hybrid instrument: The badgermin

This instrument, the badgermin, has something to either please or offend almost anyone. It’s a hybrid — part taxidermied badger, part theremin. Information about the badgermin appears on the badgermin web site. The video below shows what may constitute a performance.

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(Thanks to investigator Jhayne Holmes for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS: John Waymouth’s thesis “Why the Theremin Fell By the Wayside

BONUS: Using the principle underlying the theremin to track the movements of small (presumably living) animals underwater: “A novel device to monitor small changes in underwater distances

Improbable Research