I was recently gifted a fancy old-timey reel-to-reel audio player and a pile of reels which go with it. After some fiddling, disassembly, more fiddling, giving up, more fiddling, cleaning, and eventually finding the right spring that needs a bit more pressure, we got it to make some noise that roughly resembles a slightly too-fast or too-slow version of the things on the reels. Here’s some pictures of it. Hopefully we can do something exciting with it in the future.
[more images after the break]