A Scanner Performs Gotye's ''Somebody That I Used to Know''

Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' has received a lot of air time as of late. First released in the summer of 2011, the song gained worldwide popularity thanks to a UK and U.S. release in later 2011/early 2012. Fast forward ten months and the song is still played very regularly on the radio, and numerous covers and remixes are available on YouTube. Still, what's one more?

The video below shows a version with an Amiga 600 Bass on left audio output and guitar on right audio output, two hard drives as the drums and cymbal, a xylophone, and an HP Scanjet 3C as the vocals. YouTuber bd594 explains that both the hard drives and xylophone are controlled by one PIC16F84A microcontroller and each audio channel was fed into an oscilloscope.

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  • SteelCity1981
    Robot American Idol. lol
  • jacobdrj
    Lol! Fantastic...
  • pacioli
    I loved this one!
  • acadia11
    Was annoyed after about 60 secs, but still nice job.
  • nukemaster
    I could be wrong, but is that not a scanner?

    I remember that noise. Good old HP. Please wait while warming up........buzz buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. and that is just the preview :)
  • InvalidError
    There is a bunch of pretty good floppy-music clips on Youtube. Many game music ones but also some pop songs like "What is love" and LFMAO's hits.
  • Zingam
    Jane, seriously... printer???? If you cannot make a distinction between a printer and a scanner, how could you write for a technical site?
  • luciferano
    I don't have one like the model in the video, but I'm pretty sure that it's a scanner. It doesn't look like it also has printing capabilities to me, but IDK.
  • cRACKmONKEY421
    Someone had way too much time. I feel a bit like I have too much free time on my hands after watching the whole thing. Good job, but yea.. WTF is this for? Seems like a lot of work to get some internet trolls to LOL :)
  • CaedenV
    that was pretty well done!
    Back in the day my dad use to program punch cards so that the interference from the CPU would play music via a radio. Fun stuff.