Watch and Listen to The Star Wars Theme Being Played on Floppy Drives…

Five years ago in 2011, Paweł Zadrożniak, a university student in Poland, hooked up two floppy disk drives and began making music. Now, he’s assembled a full symphony, which he calls the “Floppotron,” a large assembly that includes 64 floppy drives and eight 8-channel controllers with envelope stimulation.  The device was shown in a video on his posted to his blog. showing off the improvement made from the original two-drive setup over the course of five years. Continue reading “Watch and Listen to The Star Wars Theme Being Played on Floppy Drives…”

CANstructing Cloned Trees & Pronouncing Game Titles with Ebenezer Roddy Piper – WIRed #27

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Don’t get scared; Get Nerdy! Also, ZOMBIES & KITE-EATING TREES!!

This week on WIRed, we talk about Canstruction, Germany’s plan to clone Christmas trees, how to properly say certain video game title, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper goes Dickens on us all!   Continue reading “CANstructing Cloned Trees & Pronouncing Game Titles with Ebenezer Roddy Piper – WIRed #27”

Oscar Niemeyer’s Worst Tech Reproduces Games of Wrestling Shadows – WIRed #26

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What do the Mayans, Doctor Who, Demi Lovato, Machetes, and Winking have in common? You don’t know; neither do I.

This week’s apocalyptic (ugh…) episode of WIRed discusses the late-great architect Oscar Neimeyer, CNET’s Worst Tech Products of 2012, a new game for…the VIRTUAL BOY?!?, and boiling point of the Hart/McMahon grudge in documentary form.

Continue reading “Oscar Niemeyer’s Worst Tech Reproduces Games of Wrestling Shadows – WIRed #26”

San Fran Arena with DIY Speakers Ends the Power, SERIOUSLY! – WIRed #24

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…also, Pearl Harbor Day, “Man of Steel,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and ALL THE THINGS!!

This week on WIRed, a new community arena for the Golden State Warriors and San Fran, build you own speakers, the end and final issue of Nintendo Power, and celebrating the WWE’s most awkward lowlights.   Continue reading “San Fran Arena with DIY Speakers Ends the Power, SERIOUSLY! – WIRed #24”

African Palladio, WiFi Moochers, BLOPS2 Memes & Starrcade – WIRed #23

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The Future is SO BRIGHT……

This week on WIRed #23 (JORDAN!), Palladio’s architectural style found in AFRICA, WiFi moochers better beware, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 memes, and the brief story behind NWA Starrcade!   Continue reading “African Palladio, WiFi Moochers, BLOPS2 Memes & Starrcade – WIRed #23”

Social Design with Quantel Paintbox in a ZombiU Strap Match – WIRed #22

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This week on episode 22 of WIRed, the Public Interest Design Institute Asks Architects to Tackle Social Needs, a Quantel Paintbox Demo from 1990, ZombiU is the Longest-Delayed Game Sequel Ever (NOT Duke Nukem Forever) & Pro Wrestling’s Strap Match — without the dirty stuff…maybe.   Continue reading “Social Design with Quantel Paintbox in a ZombiU Strap Match – WIRed #22”

Idenburg’s Sci-Fi GUI’s on Wii U with Eddie Guerrero – WIRed #21

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This week on WIRed, Architect Florian Idenburg stops by Texas A&M, How tech in sci-fi influences graphic user interfaces, what about the Wii U, and remembering “Latino Heat” Eddie Guerrero.   Continue reading “Idenburg’s Sci-Fi GUI’s on Wii U with Eddie Guerrero – WIRed #21”

Smashed Models Xeroxing Ghouls N Ghosts’ 12-Man Tag Team – WIRed #20

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WOO-HOO! TWENTY EPISODES!! This week on WIRed, forget smashing pumpkins – it’s all about SMASHING MODELS, the past, present, and future innovations at Xerox, belated Halloween-themed gaming tunes, and 12-man tag team match MAYHEM! All that and what I’m reading, playing, watching, and listening to this week on WIRed! NUMBERRRRRRRRR!!! TWENTYYYYYYY!!!!   Continue reading “Smashed Models Xeroxing Ghouls N Ghosts’ 12-Man Tag Team – WIRed #20”

Haunted Homes, Floppy HDDs, Syphon Filter & Failed Comebacks – WIRed #19

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This week on WIRed, Some of the more architecturally scariest homes in horror, how to use that old floppy drive of the past with your computer of today through MAGIC & some DIY hacking, how “Syphon Filter” almost never happened, and you may or may not call it a comeback…but it won’t always guarantee WWE success.   Continue reading “Haunted Homes, Floppy HDDs, Syphon Filter & Failed Comebacks – WIRed #19”

Iron Men Blackitects on Simple.TV Portal Gun It To The Mid-South – WIRed #18

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This week on WIRed, Iron Man 3 trailer **squealing** MIT tries to solve the case or missing black architects, can the Simple.TV give the TiVo a run for it’s money, you can finally get a Portal gun from ThinkGeek- it’s cheaper, but it’s smaller – and now EVERYONE can get some of the that Mid-South Wrestling ACTION!   Continue reading “Iron Men Blackitects on Simple.TV Portal Gun It To The Mid-South – WIRed #18”