The Imperial March on Floppy Disc


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OK, I don’t know how it’s done and I can’t find any technical information behind it, but apparently you can play music on a floppy disc with a stepper motor. I found a link to this post in the comments at VideoSift that might makes some sense to those who have more expertise than I do. -via VideoSift

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Darth Vader lives! And he's in floppy disc format! This is what i love about sites like these. You log on every day and find the coolest, weirdest stuff you can't find anywhere else.
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They just software "twiddle" the step/dir lines on the floppy controller with software, with pulses equating the frequency they need, but they cannot get to high a frequency.

In the scanner, its stepper motor is directly driven by the micro (with a driver IC of course), and can directly pout any frequency it wants on the motor.
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@v.dog: If you listen to ‘Nude’ again ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfHHLfbjNQ )you’ll hear that this sounds more like the printer or the scanner (both of which use stepper motors) than the HDD array.

Holy smokes, dude. That was effin brilliant, no matter how "bad" it sounded.
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Ugh. What's with the advertising links in the comments? having the spam in the article is bad enough, without making us feel like spammers.
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