What is Pavo Concertus?
Pavo Concertus is... a mobile masterpiece.
At 12 feet tall, Pavo Concertus is all at once, a mobile instrument and a work of art. The pickup truck-turned peacock features a full octave of
genuine antique organ pipes that are fully equipped with an array of music synchronized LEDs. The on-board organ has been graced by many a talented musician over
the last year, much to the delight of onlooking spectators. The back of the tail fan features an LED equalizer synched to
blaring speakers, the heart of our peacock. Our raucous roaming party has been known to shake up more than one neighbourhood.
Pavo Concertus is... a feat of engineering.
We are no gods, and transforming an old truck into a musical peacock is often laughable. From mounting pipes to fast Fourier transformations to
all-night solder parties, creating this masterpiece has been an enlightening experience for us all. When you chance upon our peacock on the street,
not only may you be impressed by our hot light tricks and fancy beats,
but also by our pages of drawings, piles of scrapped prototypes, and hours of late-night electrical troubleshooting.
Pavo Concertus is... a fellowship of like-minded individuals.
From its inception, this project has brought out a little bit of crazy in all who heard about it. The team has drawn in the best, brightest,
and most dedicated individuals, simply through the grapevine. But the Pavo Concertus network extends far beyond those who meet regularly to hammer out ideas.
It extends to all those who saw it grow, who altruistically lent their knowledge, and who began to connect
to the local maker community. Who are you and what are you making? We canít wait for you all to meet each other.
Pavo Concertus is... an idea.
The project was born out of an idea that building something inherently frivolous, unprofitable, yet undeniably awesome is not only possible, but worthwhile.
The project was built to pioneer the dawning of a new cultureóa culture where
ambitious neighbours and educated hobbyists come together to bring each othersí ideas to fruition. Start with an idea; ideas are bulletproof.
Where You Can Find Us!
Pavo Concertus is hibernating snugly at Beakerheadquarters for now, but check back in September when we release our locations for this year!
In the meantime, enjoy this gif of the team at the Shell International Engineering Competition last year: