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10th Apr 2015

Video: Hacker recreates ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ on computer hardware

Not your usual Nirvana performance...


Kurt Cobain has never sounded so electro.

Hardware hacker and YouTuber Arganalth has taken a Nirvana classic and reworked it as an electronic tune, in a manner of sorts.

Taking advantage of the different sounds produced by the motors and other mechanical parts of hard disks and floppy drives, Arganalth uses a Raspberry Pi microcontroller to turn disused hardware into a symphonic orchestra of sorts: 

You can check out more of Arganalth’s work here.