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New Floppy drives and power issues

A project log for Unconventional Instrument Ochestra

using hardware like floppy drives and 3D printers together to play any MIDI file

laurens.weynlaurens.weyn 08/16/2015 at 18:450 Comments

I've gotten 3 more floppy drives to use, bringing the total to 5. Unfortunately, 2 floppy drives and 2 HDD drums was already causing power issues over USB, and now the system pretty much won't power on. I guess I shouldn't be too suprised.

I attempted a quick hack by connecting a spare 12V power supply to a 5V linear regulator, but it wasn't long until that overheated. I guess I'm going to have to use a proper power supply now.

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