Still, Voder could mimic inflection and even singing. It also evolved into a weapon of war (helping with the Manhattan Project) and, much later, added its voice to popular music, like the Beastie Boys' Intergalactic. http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/vox-ex-machina/
The inventor also has a soup-can-sized 3D printed "AtmoMotor" design that runs off of static charges. Bring a balloon nearby and it spins. Or, run it "wirelessly" from a small Tesla coil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHMKiajMZrM
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