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Video: Watch outdated technology play your favorite theme songs

July 14, 2016

Technology is constantly changing, and we always want the latest and greatest devices. But what do you do with all of your outdated technology?

Technology is constantly changing, and we always want the latest and greatest devices. But what do you do with all of your outdated technology? Recycle it? Keep it for sentimental reasons? If you are like Paweł Zadrożniak, you use those devices to play your favorite theme songs in a magnificent mashup of science and art.

According to Popular Mechanics: "Every piece of hardware that uses an electronic motor can make a specific tone. Mad hardware scientist Paweł Zadrożniak is not the first person to take advantage of this fact to create music using devices intended for totally different purposes. But Zadrożniak's use of an absurd number of old floppy disk drives and other prehistoric devices makes his work charmingly stand out.

He used 64 floppy drives, eight hard disks, and two scanners to create "The Floppotron," which he uses as an instrument to create music. For example, listen to the Star Wars medley seen in the video below. This project should make any old hardware nerd's heart sing."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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