• The Floppotron 3.0

    From Warpslide@21:3/110.2 to All on Friday, June 17, 2022 11:30:46
    Polish engineer Pawel Zadrozniak has created a "PC hardware orchestra" that plays tunes through floppy disks and other computer hardware parts.

    The Floppotron 3.0 is a PC-generated musical orchestra comprised of 512
    floppy disk drives, 16 hard drives and four flatbed scanners. Zadrozniak, the mastermind behind it all, has been working on several versions of the project since 2011.

    Zadrozniak's first Floppotron model featured a pair of floppy disk drives playing "The Imperial March" from Star Wars. Then in 2016, he expanded to
    64 floppy disk drives, eight hard drives and two flatbed scanners.

    Fast forward to 2022, and Zadrozniak now has a full orchestra of computer hardware playing tunes from Michael Jackson, Queen and several other famous artists.

    A key aspect of the system is the noise made by the electric motors, followed by the frequency it generates that in turn produces different notes.


    https://bbs.lc/kAWLA
    https://youtu.be/kCCXRerqaJI


    Jay

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Warpslide on Friday, June 17, 2022 09:10:07
    Re: The Floppotron 3.0
    By: Warpslide to All on Fri Jun 17 2022 11:30 am

    The Floppotron 3.0 is a PC-generated musical orchestra comprised of 512 floppy disk drives, 16 hard drives and four flatbed scanners. Zadrozniak,

    I've seen some of those videos. Those are pretty good.

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  • From ogg@21:2/147 to Nightfox on Friday, June 17, 2022 12:13:13
    The Floppotron 3.0 is a PC-generated musical orchestra comprised of 5 floppy disk drives, 16 hard drives and four flatbed scanners. Zadrozn
    I've seen some of those videos. Those are pretty good.

    I just watched the latest and he's come a long way from version 1.0!

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  • From Greenlfc@21:2/150 to Warpslide on Friday, June 17, 2022 10:41:44
    I love the floppotron! If you like that, in a similar vein is Device Orchestra:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Ki0DkKCDQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4WivFF5Rq4

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  • From Ogg@21:4/106.21 to Warpslide on Friday, June 17, 2022 19:34:00
    Hello Warpslide!

    ** On Friday 17.06.22 - 11:30, Warpslide wrote to All:

    Polish engineer Pawel Zadrozniak has created a "PC hardware orchestra"
    that plays tunes through floppy disks and other computer hardware parts.

    [...]

    https://bbs.lc/kAWLA
    https://youtu.be/kCCXRerqaJI

    Wow.. he's got a lot of patience and he's well organized.

    It'd call the project the Floppochestra though! LOL


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  • From seeLive@21:2/128 to Warpslide on Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:02:51
    Totally blown away... I've never seen anything like it.

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Warpslide on Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:26:23
    On Fri Jun 17 11:30:00 2022, Warpslide wrote to All <=-

    Polish engineer Pawel Zadrozniak has created a "PC hardware orchestra" that plays tunes through floppy disks and other computer hardware parts.

    The Floppotron 3.0 is a PC-generated musical orchestra comprised of 512 floppy disk drives, 16 hard drives and four flatbed scanners. Zadrozniak, the
    mastermind behind it all, has been working on several versions of the project
    since 2011.
    Jay


    I saw this, and love watching the Flopptron getting better and better year over year! Totally worth a view - and I'd check out the past ones, too. I didn't love the
    orchestra AS MUCH as some of the other songs, but it certainly is more technical and has come a long way. :P

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  • From SoDa7@21:2/150 to Warpslide on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 13:12:51
    I got a chance to see The Floppotron when , I guess, was still at version 2.0. That guy is a genius! Really good use of old floppy disk drives (that actually doesn't even have to work entirely to "play" notes)

    Actually, one of the covers I wish he makes is ANSI.SYS from MASTER BOOT RECORD. It really goes along it!

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