Baby don’t hurt me—play me instead.
Like all machines, music boxes cannot grasp the concept of love. That’s what makes this thing so adorably haunting—watching a human hand coax the melodies of Haddaway’s “What is Love” from this customized device, it’s as though the very mechanics of it are crying out for an explanation. Or perhaps we’ve just been watching too much Blade Runner. Either way, this is a lovely version of the 1992 club hit and a sweet inspiration for other DIY sound crafters.
For more DIY fun, here’s how to turn your old AM radio into a theremin.
(Via Atlas Obscura)