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Tag: Floppy Drive

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”
Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger will always be associated with Rocky III. After all, it was the theme song for 1982 boxing flick, in which Sly throws down with Mr. T. Given its era, it only make sense that the track would sound pretty darned good played on old computer equipment.

Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments

Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments
We’ve seen floppy drives and hard drives used to make music, but laurens.weyn’s Unconventional Instrument Orchestra can use “pretty much anything with steppers, or anything that makes noise on a signal pulse as percussion.” That includes hard drives, and floppy drives along with 3D printers, CNC machines and even doorbells.
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RumbleRail Floppy Disk Jukebox: Diskman 8.0

RumbleRail Floppy Disk Jukebox: Diskman 8.0
I’m sure you’ve seen videos of floppy disk drives rigged to play music. Simon Schoar took the hack to the next level with RumbleRail, a modular floppy jukebox that plays MIDI files loaded to its SD card slot.

Mac Mini Apple ][ Disk Drive Hits the Auction Block

Mac Mini Apple ][ Disk Drive Hits the Auction Block
Remember the Mac Mini that was modded into an old Apple ][ Disk Drive a couple of years back? Well, the modder behind the build has now put it up for sale on eBay, to make room for other projects.
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