“Back to the Future” theme played by disk drives #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

May 24, 2014 Stella Striegel

YouTube user Arganalth put together a killer setup comprised of disk drives and a Raspberry Pi, which plays the theme song to Back to the Future. via Raspberry Pi:

YouTuber Arganalth has an interesting hobby: music production using disk drives. His channel contains a whole host of musical masterpieces conducted using an array of various disk drives, programmed to make the arms in the drives retract in very specific ways to generate the right sound. Until now he’s been using a PC which sends the data to an Arduino Uno.

For some time he’s wanted to use a Raspberry Pi to replace the need for the PC and power supply unit – and now he’s back with a new setup. He’s put together a musical octet of disk drives, and chosen the theme tune from the 1985 SciFi comedy classic Back To The Future for his opening Pi performance:

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