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#1 R-M-I

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:24 AM

Behold!!

My very own floppydrive quartet!



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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:27 AM

thats awesome! what song is it based off?
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:13 AM

thats awesome! what song is it based off?


"He's a pirate".. From the Pirates of the carribean :)

I've done a lot of classical music aswell on them..and it sounds AWESOME on some of them.. haven't had the time to get any better video yet though :P And I have to use a external mic to be able to capture the sound somewhat decently..


Toccata will be going up on my youtube channel pretty soon :D

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:57 AM



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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:11 AM

Floppies ARE still alive:



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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:19 AM

Am I the only one who has no idea what this is? :blink:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

Am I the only one who has no idea what this is? :blink:



It's a array of floppydrives hooked up to a microcontroller which is again connected to a computer which runs some software that converts midi-music to frequencies that the floppydrives can "play" by controlling the steppermotors :)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:22 AM

Translation: Work is slow for Remi, lol.

Edited by Latsabb, 26 April 2012 - 07:23 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

Translation: Work is slow for Remi, lol.



Oh no..I do this at home.. for "fun" when I have nothing else to do.
I guess that's sort of sad in a way :D

Atleast it's a learning experience. And something constructive.

Edited by R-M-I, 26 April 2012 - 07:31 AM.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

Oh no..I do this at home.. for "fun" when I have nothing else to do.
I guess that's sort of sad in a way :D

Atleast it's a learning experience. And something constructive.


Your kids must be so well behaved... lol. It takes me a week to get a regulator fixed because of my kids.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:19 AM


Oh no..I do this at home.. for "fun" when I have nothing else to do.
I guess that's sort of sad in a way :D

Atleast it's a learning experience. And something constructive.


Your kids must be so well behaved... lol. It takes me a week to get a regulator fixed because of my kids.


That's what LATE nights are for :D

Edited by R-M-I, 26 April 2012 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:20 AM

2330 is late...
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

Remi, what software/type of microcontroller? I want to do this.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

I use a Arduino UNO R3.. (ATMega).. But there are several controllers you can use :)

I really like the arduino though..

Edited by R-M-I, 26 April 2012 - 09:22 AM.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:42 AM


Am I the only one who has no idea what this is? :blink:



It's a array of floppydrives hooked up to a microcontroller which is again connected to a computer which runs some software that converts midi-music to frequencies that the floppydrives can "play" by controlling the steppermotors :)


What is this? I don't even. :mellow:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

I already described what it is and what it does :) wha exactly would you want to know?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:10 PM

I must do this, Remi, you have inspired me! I'll make a motherfucking orchestra.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:59 AM

I already described what it is and what it does :) wha exactly would you want to know?


The whole floppydrive. I have no clue what they are http://www.techpb.co...ult/biggrin.gif I'm guessing some sort of harddrive.

But for some reason that music they produce is quite astounding.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:09 AM

a floppydrive is what you put floppydisks into if you dont know what they look like look at the picture next to save on you computer
Stop worrying about how you look, and start worrying about how you play. Get out on the field and play paintball the best you can, not stand at home in front of a mirror trying to figure out if your jersey matches your eyes.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:58 AM

And BAM.. I feel old when I meet people that haven't even heard of floppydrives...

I'm building a 8x array over the weekend :)

Edited by R-M-I, 27 April 2012 - 04:25 AM.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:04 AM

Yeah, same... I used floppies all throughout my childhood. I was still rocking those big flat ones (5.5 inch? Cant remember exactly) when I got my first computer.

Edit: 5.25 inch, had to look it up. I dont recall ever using 8 inch, though.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Damn Nobben is making me feel old and I'm probably only a year or two older then him. I remember taking projects to school on floppy drives because usb memory cards either hadn't been invented or were extremely rare.

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In case anybody needs to know what a floppy disk looks like.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

That is a 3.5inch floppy, though. The most modern of the floppies.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

Don't remember floppy-disks? I remember when we used regular casette tapes :D
As a matter of fact.. I get a fuzzy warm feeling just thinking about the commodore 64 days.. The waiting, the colorspashing on the tv-screen... And I STILL to this day, LOVE 8bit music. GOOD TIMES.

Edited by R-M-I, 27 April 2012 - 12:11 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

That is a 3.5inch floppy, though. The most modern of the floppies.

I used a 5.25 inch a few times, but still, some people don't even know what they are. When I have children they probably won't know what CDs are.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

Meanwhile in Norway....




I must admit though, I'm impressed.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

How much did money did this run you?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

The microcontroller is the most expensive... About 40 or so.. The rest is stuff I had laying around..
you'll need:

-Programmable Microcontroller
-Floppy-ribbon-cable/ or cat5 leads.
-Floppy-drives(preferably 8 of them)
-Some breadboard-cables
-A powersupply from a computer to Power the drives
-A computer to run the midi files through
-Serial/Com to USB package driver
-Midi files.
-Patience to get everything to do what you want.

All in all I spent 40 on this..

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

The smells like team spirit one is amazing, actually all of them are.

Kinda wish youd stop moving the camera though, not because i dont want to see it, it's juts that the sound gets louder and quiet quickly :P perhaps mute the video overlay it with a balanced recording of the floppy's?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:27 AM

This is just a test as lots of people nag at me to Get something new up :) I'll bring my hd-camera and some high-end external mic to record the audio/video next week :) will be MUCH better in both video and sound regards.. :)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

Hahah well appreciate it, their all very good. are they full fledged renditions? or really each about a minute long?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

They are all full lenght :)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

And BAM.. I feel old when I meet people that haven't even heard of floppydrives...

I'm building a 8x array over the weekend :)


or maybe he is so old he still doesn't have a dedicated hard drive yet, not everyone is loaded enough to drop 800 dollars on a 20 mb drive, never going to use that much storage in your life anyway.

was considering making / joining a hackerspace but im not as good with hardware as i would like to believe. looking for a project or two over the summer though.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:14 PM

I'm 16 and I know about floppies...

Don't copy that floppy

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:11 AM

Im so excited once you get the new camera and mic, please hurry!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:46 AM

New one going up on youtube now :)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:33 AM

This is so epic man!

you have to do this

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

Now, you must buy an Axon 2, hook up 58 floppy drives, heh heh heh.

Or multiplex...

On the other side, pretty cool, was the software written by you, or did another person write it?
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