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Durango inventor combines music, robots and booze


September 17, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The two most popular guests at a party are probably a robot and alcohol. One fascinates people and the other can make people fascinating.

Ryan Finnigan, a mechanical tinkerer, is also likely popular. After all, he is the genius behind a machine that combines music and cocktails. And it's named Benny the Booze Organ.

With Benny, each note you play triggers a pour of alcohol. You have to approach the notes with care, because a melody could leave you with a tasty drink or an unpalatable drink.

The organ is one of the electronic art pieces Finnigan built with friends to...

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