Moppy – The musical floppy drive controller

Next in our series of articles about using old drive technology comes the “Moppy”, an Arduino-based interface between 3.5″ floppy disk drives and a MIDI keyboard. Using some simple circuitry the motors of the drives can be controlled to create various sounds, as demonstrated in the following video:

 

For those looking to make their own Moppy, the files are available on their github page. And if the world of Arduino is new to you, consider using our Freetronics Eleven – the Arduino Uno-compatible with onboard prototyping space for your own circuits:

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