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February 23, 2011

Phantom of the Floppera – Floppy Drive Music

at 5:44 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Funny Hacks


Dig out the old 386 and 486 desktop computers out of the garage we now have a use for them! Youtube user Fun to the Head has stuffed two 3.5 inch floppy drives and two 5.25 inch floppy drives into a vintage computer case, with the magic of a modern PIC microcontroller the system is able to come to life and play the drives as if they were instruments.

Via: Dangerous Prototypes

“Features two 3 1/2″ drives and two 5 1/4″ drives connected to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller. It interfaces to any MIDI source via MIDI over USB. Straight MIDI would also be possible with an additional small circuit and some minor firmware changes. This initial version can respond to all 128 MIDI notes, and pitch bends +/- 2 semitones.”