For more than three decades, the “Imperial March”
But how does a toaster play a melody? Device Orchestra uses a microcontroller and a rubber band to manipulate the movement of the toaster’s bread slot. By changing the power in the toaster, the slot moves up and down, producing different tones. (At least that’s as much as I can understand.)
The electric toothbrushes rely on a similar system, where manipulating the current causes the toothbrush to vibrate at different frequencies and produce individual tones. The toaster and toothbrushes can then work together to create harmonies, supported by a typewriter that shifts its head for a percussive, drum-like sound.
“Imperial March on a Toaster” is just one of the many songs recorded by Device Orchestra on unwanted electronics. Other videos on the channel include ‘Super Mario Bros. theme on 2 credit card machines’ and ‘Old Town Road on Electronic Devices’. And yes, the electronics always have wiggly eyes.
Source: Device Orchestra via Nerdist