We couldn’t help but have a fond smile when we saw this. Undeterred by the slight obsolescence inherent for a storage format that largely topped out at 1.44 Mb, there are a few creative individuals who take the time to reimagine floppies to play music. This is done by hacking a microcontroller to move the drive read head backwards and forwards, commands are then orchestrated from a piece of MIDI software and communicated via a parallel port to the newly fashioned instrument.
According to one source, broken or bad quality drives are the best, with some old units not making the the grade by virtue of being almost silent. We wonder if next decade people will be covering the Dr.Who sountrack via orchestras of GTX 480s?
We concede that making an ancient FDD sing is not the average pastime, but the results somehow seem worthy of respect. Maestro, if you please?
And the Imperial March for good measure at Meowkitty's suggestion.