In case you missed it, here is some footage we dug out of the archive of the launch of The Amazing Philliphone from the Rifflandia Music Festival in 2013.
Since then, it has been up-and-running at the Phillips Brewery at 2010 Government St, Victoria, BC. Feel free to pop by and tickle it next time you’re picking up some delicious craft beer.
The Amazing Philliphone is an 1889 Chicago Cottage Pump Organ that was modified to play beer bottles with various actuators, fans, servos and microcontrollers. There are 71 playable keys and stops, and it can automatically play songs and percussive lines (much like a player piano.) It was conceived and built for Phillips Brewing Company in 2013 by Scott Amos, David Parfit and Josh Pierrot.