Electronic instruments, mechanical sculptures, robots etc. by David Cranmer
live musicians for HP
effects for Mini
for the Horrors
Ted Baker Tokyo store
head inflating system
live on stage visuals
pickup winding machine
with chainsaw engine
for Frieze Art Fair
man & flamethrower
synth for Mucky Sailor
into pool for Samsung
with awful gold paint
with Pete Fowler
Isobel and Helen
for Marcus Lyall
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26th January 2023
Support this exciting new project! The video shows the base unit in action, but there is a lot more planned. The next phase is well under way, but needs more stepper motors and at least four worm drive gearboxes. Any donations towards the cost would be hugely appreciated.
Anyone kind enough to donate GBP £10 or more can have their name printed somewhere on the robot. The robot will make many public appearances, so you'll get plenty of chances to see it.
Click the PayPal button to help today!
8th January 2023
Interactive lungs, involving fibreglass and electronics
12th December 2022
Modified Beatstep Pro - make your own, drawings here!
1st December 2022
A lawn mower rig for the Chemical Brothers, a pentagonal carousel, some design consultancy for Dan Jones, and a transducer system to play music through your bones.
14th November 2022
Some unusual PCBs for WWF
1st November 2022
Audio LED system for Frazer Merrick
9th October 2022
Photos and video of a visit to see the amazing Henry Dagg - polymath engineer, inventor, musician, composer etc.
13th October 2022
Golf ball cannon for Shutterstock
31st August 2022
Bank holiday party...
20th August 2022
Working on some exciting projects at the moment, but have also just uploaded some old photos here, from when I worked at a special effects company called Machine Shop.
26th May 2022
The Ore-Some Xylophone will be at EMF Festival next week - do pop by and say hello!
I will also be giving a talk on Friday 3rd, 3:40pm, stage B
21st April 2022
Video with Sound on Sound magazine:
18th February 2022
Robotic wheelie bins for the Bureau of Silly Ideas
10th January 2022
nervoussquirrel.com on BBC news
1st December 2021
Trailer synth! Click here!
14th September 2021
Details of some smaller projects now uploaded:
Mechanical glasses, shot dispensing valve, custom enclosures, emergency rotary damper retrofit, phone spinning rig and a sensor / audio playback system
5th September 2021
New home for the alpaca sound system! Plus a short video with lasers.
5th September 2021
Chladni plate cymatics experiments
4th September 2021
Crocodile head mechanism for S2 Events
3rd September 2021
Some wonderful friends visited last weekend - here's a few bits from the party...
16th August 2021
A couple of interesting replica speaker systems for thereminist / ondist Charlie Draper. An imposing theremin diamond speaker and an ondes Martenot métallique.
13th July 2021
Sneak preview of upcoming big project! Lots of welding.
10th November 2020
Just finished a commercial for Allbirds, featuring some flying shoes
6th September 2020
The Owl Organ has been refurbished!
30th August 2020
Just had a visit from Sam of Look Mum No Computer, and spent a great few days going to car boot sales, staying up late, making electronic noises and wiring up owls...
12th August 2020
A wonderful video demonstrating modular synth polyphony
21st July 2020
20 Thomas Henry X-4046 voltage controlled oscillators now complete
18th June 2020
A series of unusual musical devices: the Synth Creatures
5th JUNE 2020
Quite a while since I've done an interview, but recently had a nice chat with Ben & Ed - listen here...
11th February 2020
Making oil go down pipes to cause things to happen...
28th August 2019
Giant chicken! Details here!
1st July 2019
Custom synth for Yoot Music...
4th June 2019
LED sculpture for Marcus Lyall...
15th March 2019
Working on loads of projects recently, but still waiting for at least 4000 of them to be publicly announced!
In the meantime here's a laser harp system that was shipped to Dublin earlier today...
13th December 2018
Currently working on an interesting collaboration with top thereminist Charlie Draper. During a visit this week we plugged the CV outputs of a Moog Etherwave Pro into the modular - video on the synth page...
13th November 2018
Some great progress with the modular synth recently, including two new modules by Mutable Instruments. The build process has been documented here...
4th September 2018
Just finished making a huge diesel powered robot - details here!
3rd September 2018
A spectacular mechanical gramophone and dancing chocolate for Aero!
2nd July 2018
29th May 2018
Just back from a few days making a lot of noise in a field! Massive thanks to everyone who came and jumped around in front of the Alpaca Sound System.
7th March 2018
26th February 2018
Interactive periscopes for Google / Android
2nd January 2018
3rd December 2017
8th November 2017
A complex steel frame and programmable LEDs for a breathtaking new sculpture...
29th August 2017
Great to see everyone over the weekend! A new portable sound system was unveiled...
23rd August 2017
Musical posters and furniture with built in lights and touch sensors, connected to speakers mounted in beer crates - a promotion for Heineken
11th June 2017
A specially commissioned machine to generate truly random compositions using a lump of uranium ore - now at the Dublin Science Gallery until 24th September.
11th May 2017
Audio dodgems for Merge Festival 2017
29th April 2017
Just back from Portugal - a fantastic job for Sony involving building a machine that can fire over 1000 ping pong balls in about 5 seconds. Also involving some upside-down humans. More details