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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:42 PM

Dot Matrix printer plays Eye of the Tiger

I heard about this on the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe podcast this weekend. Remember dot-matrix printers? Remember the noise they made? Some clever person created a program that turned those sounds to music. Here it is playing Eye of the Tiger.

I'm impressed!

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Reply Dot Matrix printer plays Eye of the Tiger (Original post)
Ron Obvious Aug 2014 OP
PoliticAverse Aug 2014 #1
JimDandy Aug 2014 #2
caraher Aug 2014 #3
Ron Obvious Aug 2014 #4
sakabatou Aug 2014 #5
Ron Obvious Aug 2014 #6
TxDemChem Aug 2014 #14
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #7
sinkingfeeling Aug 2014 #8
OnyxCollie Aug 2014 #9
NightWatcher Aug 2014 #10
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2014 #11
marble falls Aug 2014 #12
TxDemChem Aug 2014 #13
Blue Owl Aug 2014 #15
JackInGreen Aug 2014 #16

Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:45 PM

1. And to think I threw out all mine years ago... n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:52 PM

2. Very creative. n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:25 PM

3. My favorite piece of music made with computer parts...

House of the Rising Sun



The Eye of the Tiger one is good too!

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Response to caraher (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 10:57 PM

4. Very Nice!

Impressive bit of work.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:14 PM

5. Or the opening to James Bond on floppy drives

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:55 PM

6. Very nice!

I bought 3 5 1/4" floppy drives for a dollar each the other day, assuming at least one of them would work well enough to get some data off of some old disks. Turns out they all work fine and 99% of my 30 year old floppies were still readable, even the single sided ones I had turned into double sided ones with a scissors! Amazing technology!

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 07:29 PM

14. So neat

Never saw a James Bond film, but I like what they did with the drives

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:08 AM

7. Kicking. Thank you. nt

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 10:07 AM

8. There's one of those in my attic.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:52 PM

9. [The User] - Symphony for Dot Matrix Printers

 

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 01:16 PM

10. I just had a Nerdgasm

I remember in college my friend had a printer that was so slow, he told it to print, made sure it was working, and then we went to the mountains a couple of hours away to go rafting for the day. We came back and it was about to finish his paper. He was printing from an old Commodore

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 05:50 PM

11. I freaked out a friend with this bit of code....

 

10 LPRINT CHR$(7)
20 GOTO 10

This rang the bell as fast as the CPU could cycle the loop.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:01 PM

12. How about "Bonecrusher"? Or ......

"Whipping Post"?

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 07:27 PM

13. Gotta love SGU

That's awesome.

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Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:36 PM

15. That thing can sure jam!

n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 04:29 AM

16. One of my faves, although more modern in nature of tech

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