I think it's entirely fair that he claims on the site that it's the coolest desk in the world. I would love just to see all the things it can do - heck I'd pay for that short video.
My comment really does a disservice to the useful comments/questions. Like "why try to build a pipe organ?" which honestly I think we all wanted to ask.
And - full disclosure - I would have totally wasted my chance to ask something meaningful, as I woulda gone full stupid basking in the presence of it.
I'm sure many puzzles in the series could be used as templates for very entertaining real-world puzzles. Just imagine an escape room based on Exile's Amateria:
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/113350/Analysis_Puzzle_De... (some spoilers in that article)
This is awesome.
If the organ's secret tune is the same as the puzzle in Goonies that would take it over the top!
I tried googling various combinations of (pneumatic|air) (logic|memory|circuts) without much luck.
I'm familiar with how logic / electronic circuts work, but I'm interested in the magic required to make it work with air/fluids.
There's a long history of pneumatic logic in pipe organs. Older large pipe organs have wooden switching units the size of an upright piano. But they're not 100% wood; they have flexible bellows and rubber or lead tubes. Doing it entirely in wood is impressive.