December 8, 2011

When A Geek Gets A Gig


The following YouTube video by BD594 demonstrates how he 'formed' a geeky band comprising of the following members: 

  1. HP Scanjet 3P, Adaptec SCSI card and a computer powered by Ubuntu v9.10 OS as the Vocals 
  2. Atari 800XL with an EiCO Oscilloscope as the Organ
  3. Texas instrument Ti-99/4A with a Tektronix Oscilloscope as the Guitar
  4. Hard-drive powered by a PiC16F84A microcontroller as the bass drum and cymbal 

It's a really cool video on how you can recycle your old gadgets for good entertainment!


The first video is a rendition of The Animals' House of the Rising Sun.



The second video on Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was orchestrated by:

  1. Atari 800xl and Floppy Drive
  2. 3.5 Inch Hard Drive 
  3. Adaptec 2940UW SCSI Card
  4. TI-99/4A and Tape Drive
  5. 8 Inch Floppy Drive
  6. HP ScanJet 3C
  7. Eico Oscilloscope
  8. Tektronix TDS210 Oscilloscope