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    Seems like something a happy robot would do. Kinda WALL

  2. So how long did this take to figure out?

  3. Kids these days. In my day, we used to do that sort of trick with impact line printers.

  4. That’s almost pornographic. Awesome.

  5. Now, drive the laser, cut a pattern and then build one that can decode the path on that to reproduce the music. Modern day equivalent of Edison’s wax cylinder!

  6. 😀 or, how about cutting out an acrylic mario at the same time?

  7. woahhaaa
    thats realy great 😀

  8. superb….

  9. sounds like a series of farts 😛
    mario farts!

  10. i can’t think of a better use for a laser cutter

  11. i wanna know what it cut out


    Hey look a bar moving from right to left…then back again!!!

    Freak’in AWOME…do it again!!! do it again!!!

  13. You could always try turning on the sound instead of complaining like a moron, Jack.

  14. bravo, well done

  15. I’m curious…how does the movement of the laser cutter produce more than one tone simultaneously during the harmonized parts?

  16. There are two different movement mechanisms, one for each dimension. Thus, two sounds are capable of being made at once.

  17. odly odly satisfying

  18. It’s shopped

  19. Wow, that looks cool. Must have taken a long time to make a driver for this… But when you finally get the driver I bet you can play everything you want 😀

  20. Yeah, I was curious about those non-mono tone parts. But if there are two mechanisms for the X and Y then it could happen. But I would think you tell the cutter to go to a coordinate and it goes. You would have to control the speed for different frequencies. The computer files that these things can cut from don’t specify any speed. I figured it would be same speed. I guess driver hack. Probably burn out the motor hitting a high note one day lol

  21. OK, now let’s hear Megaman 2.

  22. Whhaaaa!
    I literally ROLFed.

  23. C64 was doing it

    see this video where you can hear the Comodore 64 floppy drive doing the same thing.

  24. AWE’F’ing’SOME!!!!! Would you by any chance be working on the Star Wars tune next? 😀

  25. g-code king

  26. g-code king

  27. Isnt this simply achieved by hooking up the output of a standard audio amplifier to the contacts of the two arm motors? The A/C current changes frequency due to the audio signal thus changing the speed of the DC motors? Kind of like when a hard drive is hooked directly to the outputs of an amp.

  28. Actually there looks to be 3 axis’. The work surface can move up and down (z-axis) as well.

  29. HP scanners will play music if you know how to put them in the ‘mood’ (mode) Usually by pressing a scan button while powering them on….

  30. HP scanners will play music if you know how to put them in the ‘mood’ (mode) Usually by pressing a scan button while powering them on….

  31. I don’t believe it.

  32. I don’t believe it.

  33. That’s awesome. Made me smile today. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Absolutely Brilliant!!!
    Love your work

  35. Absolutely Brilliant!!!

  36. neat 🙂

  37. neat 🙂

  38. I wanna learn how to do that so I can do star wars theme ,love it 🙂

  39. I wanna learn how to do that so I can do star wars theme ,love it 🙂

  40. not as epic as 2 tesla coils

  41. totally fake! Everyone knows you can’t cut a laser.

  42. There used to be a program that allowed the floppy drive on your Amiga computer to play Simon & Garfunkle’s “El Condor Pasa”

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