In response to yesterday's article about the music-playing switching valve we bring you Rupert Hirst's "Moppyduino" project. This is a device that can control six floppy disk drives in order to create some credible music. Furthermore it has been built using a custom PCB containing a bare Arduino-compatible circuit. Even if you're not interested in music the process of making a PCB at home has been included which is interesting reading in itself. In the following video you can see this process and the results of the player:
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