Seen a trend of using stepper motors for making music. I feel the floppotron fad is making a comeback.
fantasticaly brilliant love this kudos thisi is so Sam LMNC museum ish work of wonderment .
Something I did aaaages ago - figured out how to record audio to a floppy disk through the digital write pin using a 555 timer. I nearly made a polyphonic synth out of it.
@lookmumnocomputer this is your next project…
He did a couple Patreon videos about a year ago on such an idea. Don’t know if there were any public videos. Appears to be one of his unfinished projects.
haha @Sonosus very nice!
I did similar about a year ago I started building a mellotron but it sort of pitter pattered out because I was trying to get past the tick on the output on every rotation did you manage to get past that??? there’s a vid on my patyrteon somewhere ill need to dig it out, would love to chat about your findings on it @256byteram !!!
I managed to get to the point the 555 was a carrier frequency for samples to record onto the floppy, I recorded gordon Ramsey saying f$^&k on a couple of floppies… but didnt get further haha, need to definitely pick it back up!!!
just checked your channel and site cool projects!!!
Ah great! I’d love to see someone do something with it. I’m sure not going to
I find the steppers to not have as girthy a sound as the floppies. Less metal shaking around maybe haha! The musical dot matrix printers are also quite fun. Quite a piercing sound tho. I did an experiment with one of those a few years ago but ended up overdriving the solenoids in the printhead and fried em! Live and learn
Way back in the early 1970s we had one of these at my high school
and I programmed it to play a simple rhythm on its built in printer. My first attempt at computer music.