The “computer hardware orchestra” known the ‘The Floppotron’ has returned with a computer-friendly cover of the Game Of Thrones theme song, as performed by its 64 floppy drives, eight hard disk drives and two scanners.
‘The Floppotron’ is the creation of YouTuber Paweł Zadrożniak, who has previously used his musical contraption to perform versions of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, The Imperial March from ‘Star Wars’, and the Hawaii Five-O theme song, which you can catch here.
The Floppotron’s latest tune, however, is a cover of the unforgettable Game Of Thrones theme song, and it’s pretty spot-on. Watch the full thing, below.
Zadrożniak explains that ‘The Floppotron’ works by using the electric motors in his numerous electronic devices. “The sound generated by a motor depends on driving speed. The higher the frequency, the greater the pitch,” he says.
“Hard disks use a magnet and a coil to tilt the head. When voltage is supplied for long enough, the head speeds up and hits the bound making the ‘drum hit’ sound. The disk head coil can also be used as a speaker to play tones or even music, but… that would be too easy and too obvious.”
For more information on ‘The Floppotron’, head to Zadrożniak’s website.
Watch: The Floppotron: Game of Thrones