DJ MC Escher: Arms Attached To Turntables Draw Picture

March 26, 2012


This is a mesmerizing video of an arm attached to two record players drawing. What's it drawing? 'DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE' over and over. Just kidding, it looks like a worm-hole or something. And speaking of worm holes: one time I got a worm to eat a piece of string and then when it came out the other side I tied the string in a knot and wore him as a necklace. He would do little laps around my neck constantly eating the string! Then he dried up.

Hit the jump for the video.

Turntable Drawing Robot of the Day []

Thanks to Mark, whose CD player promised to draw him something for his birthday but then it forgot to so he smashed it to bits and got an iPod.

  • Pool Death

    This is so fucking beauttiful

  • Pool Death

    By the way, there should be some kind of this video about soundcloud downloader, wondering what will happen

  • Anyone else think the wormhole it drew would lead us to the Delta Quadrant?

  • 1. Repeat on drawing tablet,
    2. open in CAD,
    3. Call yourself an architect,
    4. ???
    5. Profit!

  • zombiesphere

    yea...was def hopin for music

  • gohear

    Beautiful! Check out the connection to this artists work.
    Posted on Vimeo a year ago:
    turntable drawing on Vimeo
    Recent update:turntablism for the hard of hearing on Vimeo

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I've got two turntables and an Escher-sketch...

  • Steven Barber


  • Vin Moretti

    Now, for the bonus: What's the equation of this graph?

  • i'm actually really curious to find out the answer to that, seeing as it's periodic, based on when the two turntables return to the original starting position.    assuming 33rpm and 45rpm, the Least Common Multiple is 495, so, after 495 revolutions the period for the pen's path will have started over, right?    Did i do that right?  i haven't mathed in a while lolol

  • James Mcelroy

    It looks to me like they are both set to "33," but one arm is fixed closer to the center than the other which makes them turn at slightly different speeds.

  • If you follow the "via" links, they indicate that the two turntables are running at 33rpm and 45rpm, respectively

  • Could I just get one of these in Green pen, framed? Shut the heck up and take my money.

  • Didn't they used to sell these in stores? I feel like my sister had one... and I always used it when no one was home >.>

  • I was thinking that myself. There was a toy where you put the gear into the window and drew similar designs. What the hell was the name of it?

  • Bob Thayer


  • Lain Kowaru

    Totally thought there was going to be music...

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