The Rock Music Milkshake Mixer
The Guitar Powered Milkshake Blender
The Rock Music Milkshake Mixer harnesses sound energy from a live guitar and amplifier to blend milkshakes
Inspired by the study of cymatics, the electric guitar-powered blender cleverly uses the science of sound waves to mix up tasty treats
In the opening scene of Back To The Future, hero Marty McFly is physically thrown across a room by an epic sound wave from an enormous guitar amp. It’s a far-fetched moment, for sure, but not without a foot in reality. Invisible sound waves can have a very visible effect on the physical world and nowhere is this more spectacularly demonstrated than with the new Rock Music Milkshake Mixer: a unique electric-guitar powered blender that uses sound energy blasted from a speaker to vibrate milkshake and whip it into a delicious drink.
Bringing together the worlds of education, science, music and kitchenware in a way never seen before, The Rock Music Milkshake Mixer (or the RM3 for short) has been created for The Big Bang Fair 2018 and will be on display, and free for guests to try out at The Fair, which will take place at the NEC in Birmingham in March next year.
So how does the RM3 work? First pour powdered milkshake and milk into the jug and screw the top on tight. Next, plug in an axe (that’s a guitar), ready your plectrum and start playing some crunching riffs at max volume (ideally volume 11).
Now marvel as cymatics (that’s the visualisation of sound through a physical medium - in this case milkshake) allows you to witness the hard rock sound waves, emitted from the speaker inside the jug, coming into contact with the milkshake mixture and vigorously vibrating it. Soon enough, you’ll have a deliciously thick drink, made entirely through the power of sound energy.
Year 7 students at Westminster Academy in London were the first to try the revolutionary new prototype earlier this week, where it was officially launched by The Blowfish, the world’s only heavy metal marine biologist. He said “Metal music and science are two of my biggest passions, so when I was offered the chance to launch the Rock Music Milkshake Mixer, it was an absolute no-brainer.”
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