What does a car covered with 250 moving synchronized singing aquatic creatures look like? More importantly, what does it sound like? You can gain the answers to these essential questions by spending time with the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir, an art car to be exhibited at the First Annual Houston Mini Maker Fair. Resulting from a mix of imagination, engineering and a heaping helping of insanity, “Sashimi” is the brainchild of Richard Carter and John Schroeter and was built with the help of 30 volunteers right here in Houston.
As described by Richard, the spark of innovation was “these singing fish that came out at Christmas a few years ago, and they were really annoying. We thought – if one is annoying, what would it be like if there were a couple hundred of them?” There’s no doubt Richard and the team are Makers, as he recites his version of the Maker credo: “you could do something like this without a lot of technical background. What’s really required is enough lack of common sense to start a project like this and think you could pull it off.”
Have they succeeded in their quest to build a machine of extreme annoyance? Come view the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir at the Houston Mini Maker Faire – and you be the judge….