One subject I come back to again and again is unusual musical instruments. Besides instruments you rarely encounter, people use everyday objects to make music. We also use natural resources to produce melodies. Even information can be converted to music. So of course, when a machine produces more than one type of sound, someone, somewhere will play music with it. Here are some examples of all this machinery making modern music.

The Imperial March

Played by a hard disc drive.

We Are the Champions

Played by a DC motor.

Daisy Daisy

Played by a Commodore 1541 Floppy Disc Drive.

Super Mario Theme

Played by a stepper motor.

The MacGyver Theme

Played by a milling machine.

God Save the Queen

Played by a Renault F1 car engine.

Für Elise

Played by an HP Scanjet scanner.

Nesem Vam Noviny

A Czech Christmas carol played by a dot matrix printer.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Played by the full machinery orchestra.

Atari 800xl and Floppy Drive 0$
3.5 Inch Hard Drive 1$
Adaptec 2940UW SCSI Card $5
TI-99/4A and Tape Drive $15
8 Inch Floppy Drive $20
HP ScanJet 3C $25
Eico Oscilloscope $28
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