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Cool Videos: Old disk drives play the Star Wars Imperial March

Sep. 30, 2011by:
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Floppy disk drives may be better known for the unnerving noises that accompany data access more than their storage capacity (in the pre-CD days, I can recall some programs and games arriving on a dozen or more diskettes).

But someone found a perfect use for this outdated technology -- somehow synching the timing and pitch on a pair of 3.5" drives to buzz and crunch out a surprisingly good low-tech rendition of the familiar "Imperial March" theme from STAR WARS. While I find the lack of SSD disturbing, the Force is clearly strong with this one.

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8:16PM on 10/01/2011

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EPIC!!!
EPIC!!!
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4:04PM on 10/01/2011

Thumbs up to that one....

That was very cool, but could have been edited too though. Check this one out, if you want to see computer parts playing music!

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That was very cool, but could have been edited too though. Check this one out, if you want to see computer parts playing music!

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1:52PM on 10/01/2011
LMAO!!... that is damn awesome!
LMAO!!... that is damn awesome!
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11:01AM on 10/01/2011
Ah, the good old days of playing Monkey Island on like 6 floppy disks (or was it 9?) and having to use that giant passcode wheel that Lucasgames included to play it. Good times, good times. And yeah, this video's pretty cool.
Ah, the good old days of playing Monkey Island on like 6 floppy disks (or was it 9?) and having to use that giant passcode wheel that Lucasgames included to play it. Good times, good times. And yeah, this video's pretty cool.
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10:09AM on 10/01/2011
All that to load Number Munchers? Look how far we've come. ;)
All that to load Number Munchers? Look how far we've come. ;)
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9:05AM on 10/01/2011
I know I probably shouldn't but I miss those drives. Though it wasn't fun having six disks for one game and always have a disorganized disk case I would have to search through them all to find the right ones. Sierra games especially had so many disks. I still have some of those old drives stored away.
I know I probably shouldn't but I miss those drives. Though it wasn't fun having six disks for one game and always have a disorganized disk case I would have to search through them all to find the right ones. Sierra games especially had so many disks. I still have some of those old drives stored away.
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8:59AM on 10/01/2011
Only a true fucking nerd would smile as big as I did when it started. Very cool customization as he programmed the beats into that big EEPROM chip.
Only a true fucking nerd would smile as big as I did when it started. Very cool customization as he programmed the beats into that big EEPROM chip.
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5:26AM on 10/01/2011

nerdtstatically awesome!

Oh man I love this. So nerdtstatically awesome on so many levels.
Oh man I love this. So nerdtstatically awesome on so many levels.
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