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R-M-I 04-26-2012 09:06 AM

BEHOLD! R-M-I's FloppyDrive-Quartet
 
Behold.. my floppydrive music-array! :D

This is basically 4 floppydrives hooked up to a programmable microcontroller, which in turn is hooked up to a computer runnin a piece of software that converts midi-music into frequencies\steps for the steppermotors in the floppydrives.. creating music.

Probably not for everyone, but I think it's cool :D

"He's a pirate"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqEH0PNexxY

"Toccata Fuge"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqHLrZdnw9s&hd=1

"Still alive"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPMpuxb093M

Eress Pnter 04-26-2012 09:22 AM

that is awesome, need an old 8" for more bass! :)

Finnigan 04-26-2012 10:13 AM

Pretty damned cool! Reminds me of the videos I have seen of people doing that with tesla coils.

R-M-I 04-26-2012 10:57 AM

Figured the wife wouldn't like it to much if I rigged up some tesla-coils in the livingroom :) so I "settled" for some floppy-drives..

Will be expanding the array once I find more floppydrives with standard pinout..

moving_target 04-26-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R-M-I (Post 2320242)
Figured the wife wouldn't like it to much if I rigged up some tesla-coils in the livingroom :) so I "settled" for some floppy-drives..

Will be expanding the array once I find more floppydrives with standard pinout..

There's a guy on youtube that has a setup with 8, it's pretty ridiculous and pretty awesome.

This is cool, but doesn't have the 'insanity' factor there yet :clapping:

ApoC_101 04-26-2012 03:34 PM

holy **** LOL, that is so cool. Makes me want to build an old PC tower and put a bunch of em in there for a music machine :D

my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk_XaJ7gE4Q

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/...-570898416.gif

gainman 04-26-2012 05:05 PM

Yes. I want 8 bit themes from the god of video games- nintendo!!!!

desertT1 04-26-2012 06:17 PM

That's pretty cool R-M-I.

R-M-I 04-26-2012 06:21 PM

Expanding to 8x FD's over the weekend.. 8channels should be enough for most regular themes... I love commodore, nes, amiga etc. Myself.. So themes from OLDschool games will be played :D

gainman 04-26-2012 07:33 PM

I request the greatest video game song in creation for the rest of eternity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjazC45Qkww


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