oct 052010

My HP Scanjet 5P performs Ode to Joy

If you set the Scanjet to SCSI ID 0, then hold down the green ‘scan’ button on the front whilst powering on the scanner, a stepper motor test routine will activiate. The test moves the motor back and forth to create the « notes » of the song.

Für Elise in an Scanjet

Using an scanner to play music. It’s real!

Star Wars Floppy Disk

Scanner Music – Star Wars Imperial March

Mario Theme played on Stepper Motors with an Arduino

The sound you’re hearing is coming entirely from the motors. The song information is taken from a MIDI file that I composed. An Arduino provides the necessary commands to spin the motors at the required frequencies.

Milling machine playing MacGyver theme

Visa made a program that converts notes from a .txt file into G-code, which makes the milling machine play the music.