The Volcano, as my team of 3 calls it, is a self automated music machine that was created during the course MEAM 511, introduction to creative thinking course. It was a project that demanded a machine be entirely mechanical and able to play music for 45 seconds. I designed the ball release mechanism which is shown in the image below. We used MDF to build the frame and assorted materials to make the instruments. The ball release would spin and steel ball bearings would fall onto the instruments placed on the 6 different sides of the machine.