The “Floppy Organ” Is An Instrument Made Out Of 49 Floppy Disk Drives

Image courtesy of (Toolbox-Bodensee e.V.)on YouTube)

Just because technology is obsolete in one way doesn’t mean it can’t still be put to use in another. Proving that point is a group of German designers who have resurrected floppy disks from the box of irrelevant computer technology, using 49 of them to create sweet digital music on an instrument called the “Floppy Orgel.” Which yes, translates to “Floppy Organ” in English.

And to be clear, when I say “sweet,” I mean, it sounds exactly like a floppy disk drive that’s making music. Or rather, 49 of them.

The good-humored gang at Toolbox Bodensee e.V., non-profit youth group out of Markdorf, Germany says the Floppy Organ’s disks are connected to an Arduino Uno controller board that runs a code to translate MIDI signals from an electronic keyboard into motor pulses for the drives.

Thus far, the Floppy Organ has a few classics under its belt, including the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” and the Tetris theme.

Now go ahead and snicker at the headline, you know you want to because inside, we are all 12 years old.

(h/t UPI)

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